The blogs listed here are in no particular order. They simply represent a wide selection of healthcare related authors with varying perspectives, writing on topics spanning from healthcare policy and law, to HIT, EHR vendors, standards, and a host of topics in between. Depending on your particular area of interest, you will find authors whose points of view range from the "big picture" to "the down and dirty" details.
This is a small representative subset of the healthcare blogosphere. Most blogs will reference other blogs that write on similar topics. By following the links you will quickly (almost certainly) find an author writing on topic of interest. We reached out to nearly all the authors on this list to ask for a short description of their blog, where one was provided we used it, otherwise we simply referenced their "about us" or their tag line as a useful description.
Chronic Disease Management • Technology • Strategy • Issues and Trends
e-Care Management discusses the intersection of chronic disease management, technology, strategy, and more. Vince Kuraitis: My "aha" moment came when reading a report entitled "The Promise of Disease Management" by the Boston Consulting Group. I immediately saw DM as the "glue" that could hold together all the dispersed pieces at the Regional Medical Center – an opportunity to create a truly integrated continuum of services, well beyond the acute care services that were our mainstay.
Healthcare IT News and Opinion. Great information and lively discussions from people who really know their HIT.
Read up on health care ethics, legislation, privacy issues, business and more. Bob Coffield: A health care lawyer practicing at Flaherty, Sensabaugh & Bonasso, PLLC and blogging from Charleston, West Virginia. Focused on helping businesses and health care providers weave through a variety of state and federal health care regulations and assisting them in business transactions.
Check this blog frequently for great pieces about the inner workings of the health care industry, as well as reports on legislation and issues affecting health care. Maggie Mahar: a fellow at The Century Foundation and the author of Money-Driven Medicine: The Real Reason Health Care Costs So Much (Harper/Collins 2006) and Bull! A History of the Boom, 1982-1999 (Harper/Collins, 2003), a book that Warren Buffett recommended in Berkshire Hathaway's annual report.
This health care law blog posts about lawsuits, legislation, managed care, Medicare, and more. David Harlow: a health care law blog that provides commentary and analysis regarding current developments in health care law and policy, ranging from traditional issues facing health care facilities and professionals to cutting edge information technology, privacy and HIPAA issues. HealthBlawg also features occasional podcast interviews with health care newsmakers.
Provides analysis and commentary on the HITECH Act and EHR adoption.
The Wall Street Journal's Health Blog reports on the business of the health care industry, as well as legislation and trends in health care. WSJ's Health Blog offers news and analysis on health and the business of health. The lead writers are Journal reporters Jacob Goldstein and Shirley Wang. The blog also includes contributions from other staffers at the Journal, WSJ.com and Dow Jones Newswires.
Matthew Holt: The Health Care Blog (THCB) has acquired a reputation as one of the most respected independent voices in the healthcare industry. The Wall Street Journal calls us "among the most widely read insider publications in the field". Web MD calls us "a free-wheeling discussion of the latest healthcare developments."
John Goodman: offers insights on health policy, including health savings accounts. He is NCPA president and CEO of the National Center for Policy Analysis. The Wall Street Journal and the National Journal, among other publications, have called him the "Father of Health Savings Accounts," and the Media Research Center credits him, along with former Sen. Phil Gramm and columnist Bill Kristol with playing the pivotal role in the defeat of the Clinton Administration's plan to overhaul the U.S. health care system.
Matthew Holt: his personal blog advocates a shift to health 2.0. This blog is for the whole Health2.0 Community as a space to write and to comment. Several posts from elsewhere are filling the back content, but this blog is meant for original content. We'll be starting with some contributions from people we know well but invite contributions from anyone, so long as they are relevant to Health2.0, interesting to the community, and so long as the author commits to contributing regularly (even if only every few weeks).
The President and CEO of Windber Research Institute and Windber Medical Center blogs about quality of care, hospital bullies, Medicare and more. F. Nicholas (Nick) Jacobs, FACHE has been president & CEO of a hospital, founder of a molecular research institute and author of the new book, Taking the Hell Out of Healthcare. He has been a senior leader in health care for over 20 years.
This blog tackles health insurance coverage, health care plans, and the quality of health care. The New America Foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy institute that invests in new thinkers and new ideas to address the next generation of challenges facing the United States. New America emphasizes work that is responsive to the changing conditions and problems of our 21st Century information-age economy -- an era shaped by transforming innovation and wealth creation, but also by shortened job tenures, longer life spans, mobile capital, financial imbalances and rising inequality.
The Mayo Clinic Health Policy Center (HPC) blog provides updates about HPC activities and news, and is an "open forum intended to foster a rigorous discussion about health care reform topics." This blog was established as part of the 2008 Mayo Clinic National Symposium on Health Care Reform, to provide a place for continuing conversations about the issues raised, and to offer an opportunity for those who can't participate in person to join the discussion.
Crossover Healthcare supports a new concept in healthcare and a shift to health 2.0. Scott Shreeve: Crossover Healthcare supports a new concept in healthcare and a shift to health 2.0. This Crossover Health blog is an ongoing conversation which focuses on the enabling technologies that transform the delivery, financing, and outcomes of high performance health systems.
In this blog, you'll find a forum for public health information and discussion. The Editors of Effect Measure are senior public health scientists and practitioners. Paul Revere was a member of the first local Board of Health in the United States (Boston, 1799). The Editors sign their posts "Revere" to recognize the public service of a professional forerunner better known for other things.
John Lynn's Blog: An open forum for realistic discussions of EHR and EMR selection, implementation, certification, stimulus money and news. An unbiased source of opinion, perspective and help for those considering or using an electronic medical record in a clinical practice.
Dale Hunscher: Commentary on the future of health information technology and its effects on society and culture, especially with respect to the future of biomedical research informatics, from an informatics practitioner-researcher in the U.S. academic health center clinical research informatics community. What's it all about? The Long Tail, social networking and network visualization tools, folksonomies, cool health IT innovations, serious games, scenario planning... Always In Beta.
The Health Plan Innovation Blog is a forum for the discussion of innovative ideas on how to solve for providing affordable health care choices to Americans. It is written by M. D. Trussell, a 25 year veteran of the health care industry currently involved in consumer-driven health care and the convergence of health care and financial services.
Healthcare Technology News reports on relevant events and examines their broader strategic context with a focus on healthcare technology, revenue cycle management, value, policy, economics and health care reform.
Dr. Kenneth Cohn: I am a board-certified general surgeon currently splitting time between providing locum tenens surgical coverage in New Hampshire and Vermont and working as a consultant at Cambridge Management Group, which specializes in physician-physician and physician-administrator communication issues.
The HITSphere is a network of premium weblogs that write content about the healthcare, medical, and clinical informatics and information technology (IT) industry. Combined, these sites reach a large readership of influential healthcare technology professionals.
Shahid N. Shah: I am CEO of Netspective, a Java/.NET enterprise architect, a Microsoft Architect MVP, a nd SOA consultant/speaker that specializes in healthcare IT with an emphasis on e-health, EMRs, data integration, and legacy moderni zation. I also served as HIMSS Enterprise IT Committee Member.
A healthcare journalist's views on the major segment of the industry he covers. Neil Versel's work can be found on: 1) PBN's Physician Office Technology Report; 2) FierceMobileHealthcare; 3) FierceEMR; 4) Inside Healthcare Computing; 5) MD Net Guide; 6) CMIO; 7) BNET Healthcare Blog; 8) E-Health Insider (UK); 9) Canadian Healthcare Technology (CA); 10 Hospitals & Health Networks; 11) Doctor's Digest; and 12) For The Record
George Van Antwerp: I have tried to build a "Renaissance Man" approach to my education and career with the past 10 years being primarily focused on healthcare and healthcare technology. My current role is as the Vice President of the Solutions Strategy Group at Silverlink Communications. In this role, I am a player / coach leading our PBM/pharmacy vertical while managing our managed care, Medicare, Medicaid, and population health leads along with our solution leads.
Rethinking the Power and Potential of Personal Health Records.Project HealthDesign was created to stimulate innovation in personal health information technology. View new National Advisory Committee Members list, announced June 30. Project HealthDesign, a $10 million Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-funded program under the directorship of Brennan, was selected to receive a 2009 Public Media Award from the Sigma Theta Tau International.
Remaking Healthcare with technology, financing, and policy. My name is Ravi Sohal. I'm an entrepreneur, Radiologist, and live in the San Francisco Bay Area. As a physician, I've had the honor of working with some of the best and brightest in community and academic hospitals alike. I've done (some) teaching, worked with Radiology residents and fellows, and during the dotcom boom advised and worked for a couple of startups.
News of the day in the world of Electronic Medical Records.The authors of this blog have been at the periphery of the Electronic Medical Records for several years now with a business that supplies services to to the Medical Transcription field through our My Docs Online service.
William Yasnoff: is a prolific writer and speaker regarding HIT and other topics at the intersection of healthcare and technology.Yasnoff is a visionary, he has been writing about HIT long before HIT was a hot topic to write about.
The EHR Guy Mission Statement: My mission is to provide the Healthcare Information Technology & Information Systems Domains with ever continuosly acquired expert knowledge, consulting services, products and solutions with the objective to assist clinicians and other health care providers in improving their services through the efficient and harmonious use of technology which ultimately helps improve the quality, or save the life, of their patients.
John Halamka: Every day I experience life in the world of healthcare IT, supporting 3000 doctors, 18000 faculty, and 3 million patients. In this blog I record my experiences with infrastructure, applications, policies, management, and governance as well as muse on such topics such as reducing our carbon footprint, standardizing data in healthcare, and living life to its fullest.
Anthony Guerra: Healthcare Informatics is one of the leading healthcare online and print magazines out there. Anthony's articles and blos post are usually quite informative, especially since he does not appear reticent to take a controversial position.
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