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 04:11 pm March 19, 2019
In one initiative, the health system tracked hourly rounding compliance by nursing staff. In just over a year, the health system's hourly compliance rate improved by 78.9 percent.
By Bill Siwicki 03:41 pm March 18, 2019
During the first year of tele-ICU, the technology helped save 125 lives, reduce ICU length of stay by 34 percent, reduce the sepsis mortality rate, and more.
By Bill Siwicki 12:09 pm March 15, 2019
After using the system for its 2017 reporting, Grandview achieved a MIPS score of 96.27 – earning 81.27 points in the Quality Performance category and 15 points in the Improvement Activities category.
By Bill Siwicki 02:32 pm March 14, 2019
Four experts in analytics offer key suggestions for starting with the technology at a provider organization. Current analytics users also can learn from these tips.
By Bill Siwicki 03:03 pm March 12, 2019
At Keystone Human Services, the new system offers a much more detailed picture, giving staff better insights into needs, goals and support requirements.
By Bill Siwicki 03:16 pm March 11, 2019
At the hospital's inflammatory bowel disease center, providers can now deliver better care to patients with delicate conditions.
By Bill Siwicki 12:09 pm March 08, 2019
With the RTLS hardware and software system in place, the medical group also has seen a 50 percent increase in face-to-face time with care teams and a 60 percent reduction in the number of steps taken by medical assistants daily.
By Bill Siwicki 01:39 pm March 07, 2019
Three experts offer comprehensive advice and tips for healthcare CIOs starting a clinical decision support journey.
By Bill Siwicki 12:34 pm March 07, 2019
A participant cohort assessment add-on allows staff to harness the power of data within the EHR, homing in on a more focused count of potential participants who could meet study criteria.
By Bill Siwicki 01:38 pm March 06, 2019
Departments no longer spend a month auditing their own systems to comply with an external auditor, and the data that researchers need is highly accessible.