Bill Siwicki is Managing Editor of Healthcare IT News. Bill has more than 30 years of experience in journalism, with more than 16 years in healthcare IT and healthcare finance along with extensive expertise in mobile technology.
By Bill Siwicki 03:02 pm April 04, 2019
Three experts on health IT consulting offer healthcare CIOs and other leaders key advice on how best to start a relationship with an outside consultant – and keep it going.
By Bill Siwicki 02:42 pm April 02, 2019
Case study: The EHR vendor's Happy Together technology enables the health system to incorporate data from patient portals from other healthcare organizations into its MyChart portal.
By Bill Siwicki 02:42 pm April 01, 2019
Blood is a precious commodity nationwide, and often wasted. At University of Missouri Health Care, the mean red blood cell transfusion rate is now 22.4 percent below the original baseline rate. The medical director of transfusion services explains how that was accomplished.
By Bill Siwicki 12:46 pm March 29, 2019
Since implementing a suite of Nuance voice recognition tools, the health system has seen a 23 percent reduction in transcription costs and 71 percent of users reporting that the quality of their documentation has improved significantly.
By Bill Siwicki 01:33 pm March 28, 2019
The creation of the Burke Mental Health Emergency Center, which focuses on telemedicine, gives rural healthcare organizations and law enforcement new choices where few used to exist.
By Bill Siwicki 04:45 pm March 27, 2019
Three experts offer suggestions and tips for healthcare CIOs working with clinical communications hardware and software.
By Bill Siwicki 02:35 pm March 26, 2019
The health system saved money by avoiding equipment purchases and reducing rental expenses; RTLS also saved it $300,000 and more than 10,000 staff hours annually.
By Bill Siwicki 02:59 pm March 25, 2019
The health system co-designed a platform that provides multifactorial data analysis and direct-to-physician communication, as well as continuing education material.
By Bill Siwicki 11:34 am March 22, 2019
At the Georgia health system, a smartphone app is the hub for after-hours communication among physicians, nurses and patients, with caregivers getting more information than ever.
By Bill Siwicki 02:37 pm March 20, 2019
Four experts in healthcare cloud computing offer CIOs and other health IT workers who are starting – or maintaining – cloud migrations some well-rounded advice.