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.

Children’s National sees responses to 80% of doc queries in 2 days with mobile platform

Children’s National Medical Center.

By Bill Siwicki 12:30 pm August 01, 2019
The prominent provider organization also has seen average physician response time dropping to 1 day for concurrent queries and 2 days for retrospective queries, which is key as the organization needs to turn these around quickly to ensure it doesn’t slow down final coding and ultimately cash.
New EY system for individualized cancer therapies supports digital ecosphere
By Bill Siwicki 11:25 am July 31, 2019
Pointellis is a fully connected data infrastructure that facilitates handoffs of information between unaffiliated entities such as hospitals, laboratories and logistics centers.
Cerner collaborates with Amazon Web Services on cloud innovation, machine learning
By Bill Siwicki 09:30 am July 31, 2019
With the new agreement, which names AWS as its preferred cloud provider, Cerner CEO Brent Shafer says the company will be able to develop more agile and scalable tools for its clients.
How one hospital’s staff engagement survey boosts workforce development – and patient care
By Bill Siwicki 12:09 pm July 30, 2019
Duncan Regional Hospital uses its annual team member engagement survey to help workers enhance their workplace and careers, resulting in higher satisfaction for staff and patients.
DirectTrust alliance developing standard for trusted healthcare instant messaging
By Bill Siwicki 11:12 am July 30, 2019
The goal of the Trusted Instant Messaging+ standard is to enable secure real-time electronic transmission of healthcare information.
Business intelligence boosts in-network patient referrals at Indiana health system

Indianapolis-based Community Health Network.

By Bill Siwicki 12:16 pm July 29, 2019
Community Health Network also uses BI tools to track issues and identify trends, reporting them to key operational leaders to highlight areas for process improvement.
Froedtert Health pushes workforce development with high school-based learning center
By Bill Siwicki 11:24 am July 26, 2019
The Wisconsin health system also has introduced new career paths within its information technology department.
Implementation best practices: Patient engagement tech done right
By Bill Siwicki 01:00 pm July 25, 2019
Four experts offer advice and best practices for how to launch and maintain success with technologies that boost engagement and improve the patient experience.
By Bill Siwicki 11:33 am July 25, 2019
The health system has seen a 779% increase in primary care online visits scheduled and a 72.5% increase in urgent care online visits scheduled. It's all part of a larger online vision.
How one tribal health center boosted training compliance to 99.98%

One of Sault Tribe Health Division's eight health clinics.

By Bill Siwicki 01:11 pm July 24, 2019
Sault Tribe Health Division also uses its specialized IT system to manage digital incident reporting and credentialing management.

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