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.

Summa Health uses AI, analytics, NLP to innovate lung nodule care

Summa Health.

By Bill Siwicki 12:59 pm October 08, 2019
In the first six months, a quality improvement initiative helped realize a 662% increase in the number of patients identified each month for follow-up – from eight per month to 61.
Atrium Health merges SDOH data into its Cerner EHR to improve care, trim costs

Atrium Health's Carolinas Medical Center.

By Bill Siwicki 01:37 pm October 07, 2019
The North Carolina health system expects to see a decrease in emergency department utilization and readmission rates.
How Providence St. Joseph Health boosted its percentage of complete physician profiles

Providence St. Joseph Health.

By Bill Siwicki 12:10 pm October 04, 2019
The health system used a new data management platform to combine 15 different provider databases, better enabling patients to schedule appointments online and through a new Patient Engagement Center.
By Bill Siwicki 12:19 pm October 03, 2019
Seven administrative and clinical executives from across the health system discuss efforts from an electronic ICU to an AI symptom checker to ‘smart hospital’ tech.
The long view of pharma and digital health
By Bill Siwicki 01:43 pm October 02, 2019
At the HIMSS Connected Health Conference, Bob Coughlin, president and CEO of Mass Biotech Council, offers his expert view of how these two areas of healthcare will impact each other in the future.

University of Utah Health.

By Bill Siwicki 01:02 pm October 01, 2019
Epic calculates vital signs and triggers alerts sent to caregivers by the communications platform. The sepsis program saves 40 lives a year at University of Utah Health.
How SDOH will influence the next wave of health tech startups
By Bill Siwicki 01:13 pm September 30, 2019
The industry already has seen some startups working with social determinants of health. Their number will only increase as healthcare moves to value-based care and needs more data.
How merging financial and clinical data saved Yale New Haven Health $150 million

Yale-New Haven Hospital.

By Bill Siwicki 12:42 pm September 26, 2019
The massive undertaking, based around a new cost accounting system, is all part of a strategy to prepare for value-based reimbursement.
AllianceChicago integrates SDOH in its pop health, EHR systems
By Bill Siwicki 01:06 pm September 25, 2019
The Health Center Controlled Network’s member organizations serve a disproportionate number of low-income and underrepresented patients, so social determinants of health data is an important component of the mix.
How Carequality interoperability framework boosts pop health, SDOH
By Bill Siwicki 01:33 pm September 24, 2019
Organization’s chief discusses these issues in advance of a free informational teleconference September 26 as part of National Health IT Week.

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