Bill Siwicki

Bill Siwicki is Features Editor of Healthcare IT News. Bill has more than 30 years of experience in journalism, with more than 18 years in healthcare IT and healthcare finance, along with extensive expertise in mobile technology.

A telehealth consultation
By Bill Siwicki 10:00 am November 23, 2020
In this sixth story in our burnout series, five physicians who have been overseeing telemedicine programs during this unprecedented surge discuss stress and ways to survive it.
An elbow bump
By Bill Siwicki 02:31 pm November 20, 2020
The latter company’s portfolio includes interfaces to improve communication and integration among different IT systems, migration tools and more.
Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center building with sign

Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center

By Bill Siwicki 11:22 am November 19, 2020
The hospital reminds patients of appointments by text and only occasionally voice. Patients who confirmed by text had a 75% show rate compared to 49% for patients who did not confirm.
Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania

Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania

By Bill Siwicki 10:55 am November 18, 2020
Earlier this year, the Pennsylvania health system implemented eICU support for more than 60 rooms within a week.
Lakewood Ranch Medical Center Florida

Lakewood Ranch Medical Center in Florida

By Bill Siwicki 11:30 am November 17, 2020
Nurses at Florida’s Lakewood Ranch Medical Center have reduced the stress and worry of patients and their loved ones with a secure, easy-to-use messaging app called EASE.
UCHealth Virtual Health Center telehealth

The UCHealth Virtual Health Center

By Bill Siwicki 11:04 am November 16, 2020
With telehealth, the health system was able to reduce time to caregiver from 20 minutes to just five – and also significantly reduce length of stay.
Boston Children's Hospital
By Bill Siwicki 11:15 am November 13, 2020
The hospital uses Cerner’s cloud deployment model to give clinicians a role-based communications system and give nurses a mobile tool for advanced clinical workflows.
Banner University Medical Center in Tucson

Banner University Medical Center Tucson

By Bill Siwicki 11:57 am November 12, 2020
The huge health system reduced medication clinical decision support alerts by 6.2 million over the course of a year.
COPE Community Services, Tucson, Arizona

COPE Community Services in Tucson, Arizona.

By Bill Siwicki 11:06 am November 11, 2020
As a result of a rapid response plan, COPE Community Services continued to deliver healthcare at a pre-pandemic rate, and patients were seen with little disruption.
Upstate Medical University Syracuse New York

Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York.

By Bill Siwicki 11:02 am November 10, 2020
Within two weeks of beginning virtual care at the beginning of the pandemic, the number of telemedicine visits grew from 10 to more than 6,000, a gigantic increase of 59,900%.

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