Bill Siwicki is Managing Editor of Healthcare IT News. Bill has nearly 30 years of experience in journalism, with more than 15 years in healthcare IT and healthcare finance along with extensive expertise in mobile technology.
By Bill Siwicki 12:27 pm August 14, 2018
Republic County Hospital in Kansas freed itself from buying new equipment every few years and improved the software’s ease of use for clinicians.
By Bill Siwicki 07:16 am August 13, 2018
The technology alone won’t fix patient ID issues but it can bring some of the data accessibility, interoperability, integrity and security hospitals need.
By Bill Siwicki 06:51 am August 13, 2018
A pneumonia pathway saved $1,356 per patient, lowered length of stay by two days and significantly reduced readmission rates.
By Bill Siwicki 03:35 pm August 09, 2018
A new communication process in the emergency department helped the hospital reduce the time it took a patient to get to their new unit by almost half an hour.
By Bill Siwicki 03:15 pm August 09, 2018
Wanting to reduce its hospital-acquired infections, Denver Health Medical Center implemented an electronic hand hygiene monitoring system – and improved its adherence rate from 40 percent to 70 percent.
By Bill Siwicki 03:56 pm August 07, 2018
Active training via simulated phishing, progressive disciplinary measures, disabling hyperlinks and document execution from emails are among the suggestions.
By Bill Siwicki 02:19 pm August 03, 2018
The health system is ahead of the curve in routinely working genetics into primary care, and patient-shared genomic data has found a home in its EHR for physicians to reference.
By Bill Siwicki 02:19 pm August 02, 2018
Offices using the technology from his company, LabFinder.com, report receiving 64 percent fewer phone tag calls, and say office staff feel less overwhelmed.
By Bill Siwicki 02:42 pm August 01, 2018
A proof of concept on one IT vendor's approach matched 87 percent of duplicate records.
By Bill Siwicki 10:22 am August 01, 2018
Don’t leave it up to tech vendors to drive the next phase of integrated data that gets channeled between doctors, payers, providers and patients.