The Best Healthcare Technology Blogs

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The healthcare technology industry is projected to top $56 billion worldwide by the end of 2017, according to a recent MarketsandMarkets analysis.

With this much at stake it’s no surprise the internet is littered with pretenders, prognosticators, and bit players attempting to foist their own healthcare IT (HIT) views on readers. That’s why it’s important to separate the wheat from the chaff, and make sure the blog you visit are trusted, reliable, and worth your ever-shortening time.

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Below are eight of the best medical technology blogs for healthcare professionals looking for news, analysis, and valuable guidance in the intersection of medicine and technology.

EMR Daily News

Run by Stephen Campbell, an industry veteran and founder of My Docs Online, this blog gives timely news on EMR and EMR vendors. From covering new EMR advances, to new studies and surveys on EMR use, to even financial news in the industry, this is the blog you want to go to for the latest on electronic medical records.

EMR Straight Talk

This blog offers more in-depth pieces, often delving into specifics about legislation, explaining broad topics, or offering thought-out opinions. The blog proprietor is Evan Steele, founder of SRSsoft, and he speaks knowledgeably from his 17 year experience in the industry.

The Health Care Blog’s “Tech” Section

Technically not a whole blog devoted to HIT, but too good not to add in, this section of the popular Health Care Blog addresses just about everything tech-related in healthcare.  From the use of iPads at Mayo Clinic, to the protection of patient data from cybercriminals, the posts here are timely, insightful, and written by well-known and respected experts in the field.

Health IT Buzz

With the government’s latest intrusions into the healthcare industry, it’s more important than ever to keep up on everything the feds are doing in medicine. The Health IT Buzz blog is a product of the HHS’s Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, and features posts from government employees about “the nation’s transition to electronic health records” and “the challenges and successes health care providers, physicians, practices, and organizations are experiencing as they transition from paper to electronic health records.”

The Healthcare IT Guy

Shahid Shah is the eponymous “IT Guy” and, with his 15 years of experience running health IT for places like the American Red Cross, and serving as CTO for two different EMR companies, he brings a wealth of knowledge to his posts. He covers things like the future of Meaningful Use, digital patient privacy, and UI design for medical software.

The Healthcare Scene Health IT Blog Network

While this encompasses over a dozen different blogs, John Lynn’s network is highly focused on Healthcare IT and EMR issues. The network has over 5,000 articles (2,000 written by John) and has a specific blog no matter what med-tech topic you’re looking for help on; from mobile healthcare, to how EMR and HIPAA converge, each blog provides news, analysis, and helpful tips for navigating the complex waters of healthcare IT.

Healthcare & Technology

Run by Registered Nurse and Healthcare Informatics Specialist Deborah Leyva this blog has a high focus on EHR and HIPAA. From discussions on the advantages of an EHR to multi-part guides for surviving new government regulations Deborah provides helpful advice and valuable insight into the world of medical technology.

HIStalk

Founded in 2003 originally as a place for the anonymous blog proprietor to opine on the HIT industry, HIStalk has expanded as its readership grew and is now a combination healthcare technology news-source and opinion page on IT-related issues. From interviews with prominent medical technology executives, to discussions on the necessity of patient identifiers you’ll get a full range of helpful and informative health-tech info here.

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Hey thanks for providing the list. I really appreciate your efforts for the same, these blogs will surely help to understand health-tech connection clearly.

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Nice compilation of software. This will be very helpful for me in the future.

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This blog is very useful for them who want to get updated in Healthcare technology industry and your given content is very well optimized and analyzed.

Thank you for sharing such a list.

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This is a great article! It is important to know this as this profession grows and more people decide to go into this field.

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Great Insight! I Must say that As healthcare technology continues to rapidly advance, it is important for executives to be aware of those that will make running a healthcare.

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Thank you for your interesting overview. One source we are using is http://www.spigotsoft.com/

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A lot of technologies are there in the market for healthcare. Thanks for sharing some of the important technologies that are really helpful and useful in health care. Keep sharing.

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Thank you (and the following commenters) about the tips of good healthcare technology blogs. I also like to get back to http://www.medgadget.com/ or http://www.healthcareitnews.com/

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Good selections. I have gone through the blogs and they were worth reading.Thank you for sharing the list.

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Nice list,thank you for sharing

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How about http://www.ngfeed.com/ ? It is a pretty decent health tech blog, and has an iOS App also, which is rather rare for a healthcare related site!

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Thank you for your interesting overview. One source we are using is https://healthmanagement.org/

They are running a quite a comprehensive site with all different management information and a Product Directory very useful for our work.

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If you are looking for localized content, you can consider also eHealthRomania.com
A Romanian resource of digital news and studies

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Hi, try this one focused on Health Tech, mostly hospital efficiency and safety and indoor location: http://locatible.com/blog

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Good selections. I have one myself that I started in 2014. It’s called http://LearnHealthTech.com. I actively work as an analyst, and started this one to help people in the technical and process side. I focus mostly on skills ‘on the ground’, as opposed to high-level policy discussion.

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You can consider this. They are doing amazing job in healthcare technology field. Below their blog link http://attunelive.com/blog

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