Slideshow 25 Top Healthcare IT Blogs You Should be Reading

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  • October 21 2015, 5:00pm EDT

25 Top Healthcare IT Blogs You Should be Reading

A wide range of blog writers are sharing their expertise in healthcare IT and how it applies to improving care delivery in the U.S. And, they are sharing on a regular basis. This compilation combines the work of individual writers, as well as blog sites that offer views and news from multiple contributors. Taken together, the sites offer divergent views and important information to keep an IT department humming.

<a href="http://www.americanehr.com/blog" target="_blank">American EHR</a>

The American EHR Blog is the official blog of America’s Clinician-Powered Health IT Community. Contributors include physicians and leaders of professional HIT organizations.

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<a href="http://www.athenahealth.com/blog" target="_blank">Athenahealth</a>

Athenahealth’s CloudView Blog provides vendor-neutral guidance on leading industry topics, with contributions from industry and athenahealth experts.

<a href="http://carpathia.com/blog" target="_blank">Carpathia</a>

The Carpathia blog covers topics related to the use of the cloud, and subjects often relate to healthcare applications of the cloud.

<a href="http://chuckwebster.com" target="_blank">Charles Webster MD</a>

Charles Webster writes on healthcare business process management, and he provides perspective on IT’s role.

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<a href="http://www.chilmarkresearch.com/posts" target="_blank">Chilmark Research</a>

The blogs published by Chilmark Research cover a range of hot healthcare topics by various IT experts.

<a href="http://healthblawg.com" target="_blank">David Harlow</a>

David Harlow writes HealthBlawg, covering several HIT topics, including health information exchange and HIPAA.

<a href="http://www.dirkstanley.com" target="_blank">Dirk Stanley MD</a>

Dirk Stanley, MD, is also popular on Twitter, and his DIRKMD blog, which gives a perspective from a CMIO.

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<a href="http://histalk2.com/category/ed-marx" target="_blank">Ed Marx on HIStalk</a>

Ed Marx is a frequent writer and active on social media. His CIO Unplugged column offers different perspectives on HIT and managing.

<a href="https://emrehrblog.wordpress.com" target="_blank">EMR & EHR</a>

The EMR and EHR Blog is written by Chandresh J. Shah, who writes and gathers EMR/EHR information from several sources.

<a href="http://www.emrandhipaa.com" target="_blank">EMR & HIPAA</a>

EMR & HIPAA offers information from John Lynn, who is the founder of a blog network.

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<a href="http://healthaffairs.org/blog" target="_blank">Health Affairs</a>

The Health Affairs Blog compiles information from a variety of sources on health topics.

<a href="http://www.cdwcommunit.com" target="_blank">HealthcareCommunIT</a>

HealthcareCommunIT, sponsored by CDW Healthcare, provides a variety of vendor-neutral perspectives on health and health IT topics.

<a href="http://healthcaresecprivacy.blogspot.com" target="_blank">Healthcare Security/Privacy</a>

Healthcare Security/Privacy is written by John Moehrke, who specializes in standards architecture, interoperability, security and privacy.

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<a href="http://hl7standards.com/blog" target="_blank">HL7 Standards</a>

HL7 Health Standards provides vendor-neutral articles and comments on interoperability issues by various industry experts.

<a href="http://geekdoctor.blogspot.com" target="_blank">John Halamka MD</a>

John Halamka, MD, CIO at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, has written Life as a Healthcare CIO since 2007.

<a href="http://jwnrugg.me" target="_blank">Joseph Rugg’s Health Law Blog</a>

The Health Law Blog by Joseph Rugg focuses on healthcare legal issues, but IT is a frequent topic.

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<a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog" target="_blank">KevinMD.com</a>

Kevin Pho, MD, founded this blog in 2004, and it shares stories and insights of “many who intersect with our health care system, but are rarely heard from.” IT is a common topic on the site.

<a href="http://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog" target="_blank">ONC</a>

As the key federal agency leading the HIT charge, ONC’s HealthITBuzz is a must-read for those looking for the government’s slant on issues.

<a href="http://www.shimcode.com" target="_blank">ICD-10 Impact to Health Care Payers and Providers</a>

ICD-10 Impact offers “information, ideas, opinions and ramblings” from a Healthcare Information consultant, who covers HIT topics ranging beyond ICD-10.

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<a href="http://sueschade.com" target="_blank">Sue Schade</a>

Sue Schade’s Health IT Connect covers a range of HIT topics. Schade, CIO for the University of Michigan Health System, is a widely respected voice in health IT.

<a href="https://ehrguy.wordpress.com" target="_blank">The EHR Guy’s Blog</a>

Interoperability is one of the leading topics for Michael Planchart as he covers a variety of HIE topics and the standards used to achieve information exchange.

<a href="http://thehealthcareblog.com" target="_blank">The Health Care Blog</a>

The Health Care Blog offers views from a variety of leaders in the healthcare IT space.

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<a href="http://www.healthcareguy.com" target="_blank">The Healthcare IT Guy</a>

Shadid Shah writes on many healthcare IT topics in his widely respected blog. EHRs are a special area of focus.

<a href="http://motorcycleguy.blogspot.com" target="_blank">Healthcare Standards</a>

Keith Boone is known as The Motorcycle Guy, and beyond that description, he is a leading expert on interoperability and the standards that support it.

<a href="http://candidcio.com" target="_blank">Will Weider</a>

As Candid CIO, Will Weider has created a following for his blog. He’s the CIO of Ministry Health Care in Wisconsin.