Electronic Health Reporter Named One of the Best Healthcare IT Blogs of 2014

Healthcare IT Leaders, an award-winning consulting and staff augmentation firm that connects hospitals and health systems with top healthcare IT talent, announces its picks for the Best Healthcare IT Blogs of 2014. The winning blogs were chosen for their timely content, insightful writing and subject matter expertise on topics important to the HIT industry.

Electronic Health Reporter was among one of 15 sites nominated, and selected, for the honor of best healthcare IT blogs of 2014.

“It’s exciting 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.”

Site nominations came from social media followers and readers of the Healthcare IT Leaders blog.

Healthcare IT Leaders matches skilled IT talent to contract and full-time HIT consulting jobs. Through its blog, the company provides content, infographics, and news updates as well as insights from its chief medical officer, Dr. Frank Speidel. In 2013, Healthcare IT Leaders was named by Staffing Industry Analysts as one of the Best Staffing Firms to Work For in the US.

Here’s the complete list of sites selected as this year’s best:

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

I’m humbled and honored by this news, and thankful for those that nominated this site as being among the best in health IT. I’m especially grateful for having Electronic Health Reporter being named alongside such wonderful publications as those listed here.  

You can read more about the process and selection at Health IT Leaders’ blog: http://www.healthcareitleaders.com/blog/healthcare-leaders-announces-2014-best-healthcare-blogs/#sthash.PKwHvNtQ.dpuf

This is the second such award for this site, as CDW named Electronic Health Reporter a top health IT blog in 2013: http://industryview.cdwcommunit.com/index.php/2013/09/18/top-50-health-it-blogs-2013-2/

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