Bill Siwicki

Bill Siwicki is Features Editor of Healthcare IT News. Bill has 32 years of experience in journalism, with nearly 20 years in healthcare IT and healthcare finance, along with extensive expertise in mobile technology.

Health First Central Florida AI analytics

Health First's Heart Center in Central Florida. (Credit: Health First)

By Bill Siwicki 11:13 am March 23, 2021
In two years, the organization eliminated 517 avoidable days monthly, reduced length of stay by six hours on average per patient, and eliminated 200 hours of data collection per week.
Henk van Houten Royal Philips AI

Henk van Houten, chief technology officer at Royal Philips. (Credit: Royal Philips)

By Bill Siwicki 12:04 pm March 22, 2021
The chief technology officer of Royal Philips provides some answers for health system CIOs and other IT leaders.
Chad Hartmann TRU Community Care telehealth RPM

Chad Hartmann, director of access and palliative services at TRU Community Care in Lafayette, Colorado. (Credit: TRU Community Care)

By Bill Siwicki 11:21 am March 22, 2021
Its telehealth and remote patient monitoring efforts, expanded to help with COVID-19 treatment, are improving care and the patient experience – and helping compliance with a new CMS program.
St. James Manor Crete Illinois nursing nurses

St. James Manor in Crete, Illinois. (Photo: St. James Manor)

By Bill Siwicki 11:47 am March 19, 2021
The technology connects facility staff to 300,000 healthcare professionals who use the app to claim shifts, while a portal eases electronic credentialing and COVID-19 test tracking.
Vocera Ease mobile app surgeons

Providers using the Vocera Ease patient communications app in the operating room. (Credit: Vocera)

By Bill Siwicki 11:04 am March 18, 2021
Survey data shows patients, their families and friends are happy with the simple mobile app, which has boosted the Florida health system's OAS CAHPS scores.
Children's National Hospital in Washington

Children's National Hospital in Washington

By Bill Siwicki 11:07 am March 17, 2021
An FCC grant gets the prominent hospital through the pandemic's intense telemedicine demands while staff continues work on an enterprise digital-transformation initiative.
UPMC Magee remote patient monitoring RPM

UPMC Magee (Credit: UPMC)

By Bill Siwicki 11:36 am March 16, 2021
Remote patient monitoring linked to the EHR helps researchers reveal important discoveries about the differences in recovery between women of both races.
Tanner Medical Center Carrollton telehealth RPM

Tanner Medical Center – Carrollton. (Credit: Tanner Health)

By Bill Siwicki 12:42 pm March 15, 2021
The goals of its virtual care program include improving access to specialty expertise, enhancing the patient experience, reducing costs and enhancing clinical outcomes.
Microsoft booth HIMSS conference

(Credit: HIMSS)

By Bill Siwicki 11:31 am March 15, 2021
In 2020, a record number of 1,268 Microsoft vulnerabilities were discovered, a 48% increase year over year, a BeyondTrust report finds. Its CISO sits for an interview to dig deep into the findings.
looking ahead COVID-19
By Bill Siwicki 11:56 am March 12, 2021
For the newest installment in this feature series, three CIOs, a CMIO and an innovation VP discuss lessons they've learned during the past year, and describe go-forward strategies for cloud, virtual care and more.

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