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.

Implementation best practices: Laying out the infrastructure
By Bill Siwicki 01:24 pm May 24, 2019
Three health IT infrastructure experts offer some sage advice on getting foundational network technologies up and running.
AI-infused medication review tech cuts review time in half, slashes interactions
By Bill Siwicki 03:05 pm May 22, 2019
Inland Empire Health Plan and Preveon clinical pharmacists use review system to achieve a 50 percent drop in drug-drug interactions, a 50 percent drop in duplications, and two meds discontinued per patient, on average.
Perioperative system helps surgery department transform OR utilization
By Bill Siwicki 03:39 pm May 21, 2019
“In a surgical environment where one minute of OR time is worth $37, the improvements that we’re achieving on a daily basis have a big impact to our efficiency and bottom line,” explained Dr. Kathy Cho of University Hospitals Ahuja.
Neural dust: Implantable medical devices the size of a grain of sand

Neural dust technology. (Credit: iota.)

By Bill Siwicki 02:11 pm May 20, 2019
One company is working on cutting-edge technology that could change the way providers treat neurological diseases.
New telemedicine and monitoring systems give Cone Health ICU caregivers more views and data

Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital.

By Bill Siwicki 02:58 pm May 17, 2019
With a customized build, physicians and nurses have only the most important and the most recent data to observe. And now the tele-ICU staff is the first line of patient troubleshooting.
Care coordination network enables Aspire Health to best deploy case managers
By Bill Siwicki 03:39 pm May 16, 2019
Real-time notifications have allowed the case managers to follow up with more patients during their hospital stay and engage members. It’s also made for more accurate contact information.
Implementation best practices: Going live with new imaging tech
By Bill Siwicki 03:05 pm May 15, 2019
Four imaging technology experts offer healthcare CIOs and other executives and health IT workers advice for bringing new imaging tech online.
Population health analytics help Banner Health better predict high-cost patients
By Bill Siwicki 02:34 pm May 13, 2019
The health system has identified tens of millions of dollars in potential savings in the area of cost avoidance through intervention.
Clinicians at the Bowen Center give trust back to IT staff after new network infrastructure installed

One of the Bowen Center’s 39 locations in northern Indiana. (Credit: The Bowen Center)

By Bill Siwicki 11:50 am May 07, 2019
Poor networking was hindering growth at the health system. With new tech, the clinician satisfaction rate has soared to 95% and network uptime is up to 99%.
At RadNet, AI-fueled prior authorization tech shows promise
By Bill Siwicki 02:38 pm May 06, 2019
The radiology provider says up to 5,400 authorizations could be required per day. Automation of the process, while maintaining a human touch, has brought many efficiencies.

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