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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.