The Best Health Informatics Websites and Blogs to Read and Follow

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If you work in health care or IT and are interested in expanding your career into the health informatics field, it’s important to stay up on the latest trends and advancements in the industry. Reading blogs and checking in on popular websites is one of the best ways to do that. Here is a list of our favorite health informatics websites and blogs.

Healthcare IT News

Published by HIMSS Media, Healthcare IT News is one of the best sources of news written specifically about health informatics. To keep you up to date on the latest happenings in the industry, Healthcare IT News offers articles, whitepapers, videos, webinars and more covering a range of topics including analytics, cloud computing, EHR, ICD-10, government and policy, interoperability, patient engagement, population health, precision medicine, privacy and security, revenue cycle, telehealth and women in health IT. Sign up for daily, weekly or monthly news summaries delivered by email, or follow Healthcare IT News on Twitter @HealthITNews.

American EHR

AmericanEHR Partners is a company that provides tools to identify, implement and effectively use Electronic Health Records (EHRs) and other health care technologies. The American EHR blog provides ratings, reviews and comparisons of EHRs, plus articles covering current industry trends and events, innovative technology and other topics related to health care trends, products and services. Some examples include The Promise of Tomorrow’s EHR, Five Ways Healthcare Data Analytics Can Help You, and Interoperability: A Necessity of Modern Healthcare. Get blog updates on Twitter by following @AmericanEHR.

HIMSS Health IT Pulse

As one of the most respected not-for-profit professional organizations focused on better health through information technology, HIMSS is a great resource for anyone interested or working in the field of health care informatics. Their Health IT Pulse is a roundup of news related to health, technology and related topics. Filtered and keyword search allows you to easily find articles related to the issues you care about most.

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“ shares the stories and insight of the many who intersect with our health care system, but are rarely heard from. Over 2,000 authors contribute to front-line primary care doctors, surgeons, specialist physicians, nurses, medical students, policy experts. And of course, patients, who need the medical profession to hear their voices,” according to the website. The blog covers a wide range of health care topics from policy to social media to health care technology and informatics and is written from a physician’s point of view.

Becker’s Health IT & CIO Review

Published by Scott Becker, JD, CPA, who provides counsel to a variety of businesses within the health care field, Beckers Health IT & CIO Review is a comprehensive site that covers a number of topics including:

  • Physicians
  • Leadership
  • Executive Moves
  • Transaction & Valuation
  • Human Capital and Risk
  • Patient Flow
  • Facilities Management
  • Telehealth
  • Supply Chain

In addition to the online publication, Becker’s offers a complimentary monthly print subscription as well. Readers can find content broken down by medium, from webinars and whitepapers to multimedia, ebooks, lists, conferences and more.

The Digital Health Corner

The Digital Health Corner blog is written by David Lee Scher, MD, FACP, FACC, FHRS. A thought leader in the health informatics field and founder of DLS Healthcare Consulting, LLC, Scher consults and advises digital health technology companies on product and business development best practices from a technological, clinical and patient advocacy perspective. In his blog, Scher shares his knowledge and insight on using technology to improve health. He is apparently fond of the number five and using listicles to deliver his content. Blog titles include, Five Essentials of a Population Management Digital Health Technology, Five Ways Digital Communication Tools Can Improve Health Care and Five Mobile Health Technologies Providers Need to Implement NOW.

Health IT Buzz

Published by the ONC, The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, a division within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health IT Buzz was created to spark and accelerate the conversation around health informatics innovation. The publication covers EHR/EMRs and health innovation. They also have a special section called From the ONC Desk, which discusses the latest policy and event announcements on the transition to EHRs.

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MobiHealthNews publishes new content daily on the latest in digital health news. Content on their website can be filtered by audience — payer, provider, pharma, consumer, investor — so you can quickly get the news that is most relevant to you.

FierceHealthcare is a news publication that covers health care reform, ACA implementation, health care fraud, Medicare/Medicaid, HIPPA compliance and more. The site also includes a job board for employers and job seekers.  There is a strong editorial focus on documentation, data quality, coding and reimbursement.

  • Policy
  • Clinical Information Systems
  • Financial Information Systems
  • IT Governance Issues
  • Business Management
  • Managed Care and Health Care Payers
  • HIT Market
  • Professional Development
  • Health Information Exchange
  • Patient Safety, Care Quality, Performance Improvement
  • Imaging Informatics

Did we leave out one of your favorites? Let us know what we missed on Facebook or on Twitter @USD_Informatics. USD also has a blog where you can learn more about the health informatics field as well as our Master’s in Health Care Informatics program that is offered both online and at our beautiful San Diego campus.

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