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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.