Bill Siwicki

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.

Communications platform gains efficiencies, cuts discharge time at Avera Health
By Bill Siwicki 02:16 pm December 04, 2018
In one case, 100 percent of Avera's respiratory therapists missed at least one therapy or medication order per day by at least 30 minutes – now, with the new platform, only 11 percent of therapists per day miss an order by that time.
Telemedicine consults have grown 73 percent annually over the last five years at the Kansas City children's hospital.
By Bill Siwicki 11:13 am December 04, 2018
Telemedicine consults have grown 73 percent annually over the last five years at the Kansas City children's hospital.
How a scribe tool linked to Epic EHR is helping ease physician burnout
By Bill Siwicki 03:02 pm December 03, 2018
Some doctors at Massachusetts General Physicians Organization have saved more than two hours per clinical session with virtual scribe technology.
Eighty percent of users say the technology saves them time, and three out of four believe it has reduced errors.

Care coordination technology from vendor TrekIT Health, which was initially developed in 2016 at Penn Medicine.

By Bill Siwicki 12:23 pm November 30, 2018
Eighty percent of users say the technology saves them time, and three out of four believe it has reduced errors.
Post-acute facility trims length of stay by 3-5 days with alerts tech
By Bill Siwicki 03:46 pm November 29, 2018
Cedar View Rehabilitation also has seen a 6 percent decrease in readmissions because it has been able to coordinate care better with external providers.
Machine learning system saves case managers 1,327 hours per year
By Bill Siwicki 12:22 pm November 28, 2018
Since the new discharge platform was introduced at Bon Secours Charity Hospital, it has cut the amount of time case managers need to prepare from a daily average of 35 minutes to eight.
A CIO's guide to a dashboard for AI
By Bill Siwicki 08:56 am November 27, 2018
Some forward-looking CIOs are putting together AI dashboards, or beginning to think about such dashboards and what would make them useful tools.
Moving from text-only to AI, interactive multimedia radiology reports
By Bill Siwicki 01:41 pm November 12, 2018
The University of Virginia Health System wanted to create interactive multimedia reports, believing that radiologists could communicate better through the use of enriched and interactive content.
Clinic cuts test time in half with new cognitive assessment platform
By Bill Siwicki 02:30 pm November 09, 2018
The time it takes to take a test has been reduced from 30 minutes to 15 minutes, freeing up technicians to do other clinical work.
Telehealth brings psychiatrists into Inspira’s emergency rooms

Inspira Medical Center in Vineland. (Credit: Inspira Health)

By Bill Siwicki 12:11 pm November 06, 2018
Patients receive needed interventions quicker, resulting in better outcomes and higher levels of satisfaction.

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