Healthcare IT Leaders Announces the 2014 Best Healthcare IT Blogs

Best-HIT-Blogs-of-2014From code update delays to IT skills shortages, the health IT blog community effectively maps the long and winding road to health IT. For the second year, we’re giving special recognition to blogs that provide information about software systems, consultant best practices, tools of the trade and legislative changes that may impact healthcare IT consultants’ careers.

And this year, we compiled the list with help from you – nominations from our blog readers and social media followers.

“It's an exciting time, to be able to see the healthcare IT industry unfold from so many perspectives,” said Alex Gramling, Chief Marketing Officer for Healthcare IT Leaders. “The blogging of CIOs, physicians, consultants, tech journalists, industry experts and lawmakers, whether they're behind the scenes or right there in the action, helps inform, educate and entertain all of us.”

Some you’ll recognize from last year’s list, and some are new, but all 15 of the Best Healthcare IT Blogs below (in no particular order) represent the best of the best in HIT coverage for 2014.

3M Health Information Systems
From the 3M Company, the 3M Health Information Systems blog covers all things coding and ICD-10, with an extensive ICD-10 webinars list.

Action for Better Healthcare
You’ll see thorough coverage of healthcare policy, costs, reform, quality and safety from this Premier, Inc., vendor blog. 

Health IT Buzz
From the HHS’s Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), this blog encourages conversation around the challenges and successes with transitioning to electronic health records.

KevinMD.com – Tech
Founded by Kevin Pho, MD, KevinMD.com has grown into a blog (with a tech-specific category) where more than 1,000 authors on the front lines of medicine write about EHR, telehealth, technology advances and mobile apps.

The Health Care Blog
Founded by Matthew Holt, The Health Care Blog covers all healthcare technology, trends and business, with a wide range of guest contributors.

Health System CIO
This news site analyzes the needs of hospital and health system CIOs with one-on-one article interviews, podcasts and reports from major industry conferences.

Shimcode
Healthcare IT consultant Steve Sisko unapologetically provides his opinions on healthcare IT social media, ICD-10 and payer and provider healthcare information processes and systems.

HealthBlog
In this no-frills blog, Microsoft’s Worldwide Health Senior Director Bill Crounse, MD, provides worldwide healthcare IT coverage, reflections and trends.

Electronic Health Reporter
Only have time for one health IT news source? The Electronic Health Reporter curates industry guest blogs to provide a wide range of coverage.

mHealthWatch
This marketing blog offers tips on how to reach healthcare customers through mobile platforms.

MedTech Boston
Centered on Boston’s academic hospitals and medical centers, MedTech Boston covers medical innovation, opportunities, events and work happening in Beantown.

HIStalk
A behind-the-scenes health IT industry look from an anonymous health IT professional, HIStalk compiles health IT news, rumor reports, guest articles and interviews.

Healthcare Security/Privacy
True to its name, Healthcare Security/Privacy delves into all things privacy and security in healthcare. Highlights include a “bloginar” webinar list and the “Ask Me a Question” feature for topic suggestions and discussion.

The Digital Health Corner
Former cardiac electrophysiologist David Lee Scher, MD, was a “pioneer adopter” of remote patient monitoring and its data integration with EHRs, and leverages his experiences to write about the adoption of digital health technologies.

The EHR Guy’s Blog
Healthcare interoperability consultant Michael Planchart is at the helm of this blog, providing knowledge on radiology, health information technology products and information systems for clinicians and other health care providers.

Winners: If you are one of the chosen listed above and would like to add the Best Healthcare IT Blogs badge to your site, please visit this page.

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