Keeping Up With Technology in Healthcare: 10 HIT Blogs Worth Following
Technology and healthcare are two of the most talked about, complex and evolving industries out there right now. When they join forces to form the field of health information technology (HIT), there is a veritable tornado of news and industry trends to keep up with.
How can one possibly keep a pulse on the current developments in technology and healthcare? The best answer is to follow healthcare blogs specializing in tech. If you work in HIT or are just interested in the field, you’ll want to keep tabs on some of the top healthcare blogs.
Read on for a list of 10 HIT blogs that will help you stay up to date on the fast paced world of technology in healthcare.
10 blogs that combine healthcare & technology
Medical device inventor Shahid Shah is the brain behind this expansive blog. The homepage features seven categories devoted to specific topics so you won’t have to wade through a giant database of articles to find what you’re seeking. These categories include hot topics like user experience, meaningful use and government regulations, with each tab leading to relevant articles and current news. The Healthcare IT Guy even features an opinion section where you can get up-to-speed on popular debates and controversies in the field.
Widely considered a top authority in healthcare blogging, the tech pages of The Healthcare Blog will not disappoint. The blog features witty articles on current developments in health IT without falling into jargon only an expert could decipher. As an added perk, the scrolling page features only the beginning of each article so you can browse through all the headlines and click to expand the articles that capture your attention.
Managed by award-winning journalist Scott Rupp, Electronic Health Reporter has immense aesthetic appeal, reading like a newspaper on your screen with short snippets of articles for easy browsing. Topics tend to be the sort that would appeal to a news-loving crowd, including announcements of new awards, scholarships and startups in health IT. This blog is an excellent resource to learn about new opportunities.
A valuable resource for industry news, HIStalk features an almost-daily morning headline post that captures snapshots of breaking news. Going on 12 years, the author of this blog remains anonymous to preserve objectivity and professional integrity. With the frequency and scope of posts, there are few health IT blogs out there that will keep you as informed as this one will.
As its name suggests, this blog dedicates its pages to the latest buzz in health IT. An official blog of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), HealthIT Buzz was established to help the nation keep tabs on the transition to electronic medical records. These days, it’s become a powerful source of discussion and trends in HIT. Come here for a trustworthy source on what the industry is facing on a national scale.
6. EMR and EHR
EMR and EHR describes itself as a forum for electronic medical records (EMR) and electronic health records (EHR) implementation, selection and meaningful use. This blog features several guest posts complete with contributor profiles to attest to the credibility of their insights. The posts run short and concise and speak to any issues or developments in EMR/EHR.
Medical imaging and health informatics are the focus of this Carestream blog. This one makes an excellent resource for any health technology related to medical imaging. Posts run the gamut from technical and informative to more interest-based pieces like diagnostic imaging for professional athletes and aquarium animals. Everything Rad also features a monthly ‘guess the X-Ray image’ contest just for fun.
This blog is “a platform to discuss, analyze, dissect and report on the countless complexities and challenges facing the healthcare industry.” The articles discuss many topics relevant to healthcare with informative HIT content peppered throughout. There is a handy tag cloud in the sidebar to filter the articles down to topics you want. This is a great blog to keep an eye on changes that affect the entire healthcare field.
Imprivata’s blog features articles aimed at improving practices and systems. A superb resource for forward-thinkers, the articles are themed around resolving current issues and suggesting imaginative improvements in HIT. While the blog is hosted by Imprivata, it does an excellent job of presenting informative, objective articles that don’t end in a sales pitch.
Boasting a headline of “stay up to the minute,” Chilmark dedicates its methodical research solely to the HIT field. The analytics page on this blog is particularly unique, offering hard statistics to recognize trends and diagnose problems. Snapshots of analytic reports are available as well as helpful infographics and other data compilation charts. If you prefer dealing with solid data, this is the blog for you.
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