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On EHRs, Big Data, HIEs & Hillary at HIMSS14; Getting to Know Alex Kane Rudansky of InformationWeek Healthcare

We recently spoke with Alex Kane Rudansky, associate healthcare editor with InformationWeek Healthcare. Alex joined IW Healthcare in July after covering local and national politics and local news with several outlets in Washington, D.C. and Chicago, including The Washington Post and Chicago Sun-Times. Although a newcomer to the healthcare scene, Alex has quickly ramped up. We had a lively conversation about ...

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NHIT Week Survey: What Health IT Topics are Top of Mind for Influencers?

National Health IT Week is well underway. Meetings are happening in Washington D.C and all over the country, and social media is alive with influencers and end-users discussing the present and future state of the healthcare IT (HIT) industry. Granted, every day we are looking at the many aspects of this dynamic sector, but it is impressive to see the health IT community coming together under one umbrella to ...

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Dr. Oz Shows Us the Power of the Media

There is nothing more exciting to a PR professional than making a difference. It might not take a day, a week or even a year. It might take several years of overcoming naysayers and much discussion. But if you give the right information to the right people and stand your ground, good things can happen.A story today in Yahoo! Shine illustrates this to a tee. In fall 2011, the team at The Dr. Oz Show investig ...

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What’s Up with Meaningful Use Stage 3?

Many healthcare IT companies are wondering if federal regulators will drop Meaningful Use news during the upcoming HIMSS13 conference. It’s a reasonable concern, since last year the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) unexpectedly announced Meaningful Use Stage 2 rules on the third day of the conference.However, hospitals, health systems and physician's practices ...

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The Road to HIMSS 2013: Maximize Your Visibility At The Show

The HIMSS13 Annual Conference & Exhibition is a must-attend event for any healthcare technology (HCIT) company. From March 3 – 7, 2013, key decision makers from the world’s leading innovators will meet in New Orleans to discuss hot topics, meet with colleagues and set the agenda for the year in HCIT.There will be more than 200 sessions to choose from, allowing healthcare professionals to cus ...

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HIMSS13 – Tips for the Final Weeks Leading up to The Show

Karen Malone, vice president of Meeting Services at HIMSS, has been overseeing events for more than 20 years.  According to Malone, being in one place with your competitors, clients and prospective clients, as well as media, is important. Trade shows offer an effective face-to-face opportunity to see products and solutions, but also to build relationships. There are still lots of things to think about ...

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What Are the Top Healthcare IT Influencers Interested in at HIMSS 2013?

  The HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibit is a must-attend event for any healthcare technology (HCIT) company. With key decision-makers from the world’s leading innovators meeting in New Orleans for four days, it’s where the industry comes together to survey the landscape, discuss hot topics, meet and share experiences with colleagues and make plans for the future. There will be more than 2 ...

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Up Close with…Phil Colpas of Health Management Technology

Today's healthcare IT influencer is Phil Colpas, managing editor at Health Management Technology, who had some interesting things to share with us 1. For how long have you been writing about the healthcare IT industry? Answer: About three-and-a-half years. Prior to that, my career was spent primarily in the newspaper business. 2. Who do you think is the hottest company to hit the healthcare I ...

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Up Close with…Joseph Goedert of Health Data Management

Happy and Healthy New Year to you all!We continue our top 25 Healthcare IT Influencer series with Joseph Goedert, news editor at Health Data Management. Joe gave us an inside look at the serious and not-so-serious sides of this influencer.1. For how long have you been writing about the healthcare IT industry?Answer: 20 years.2. Who do you think is the hottest company to hit the healthcare IT ...

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Up Close with…Gary Baldwin of Health Data Management

  To continue our top 25 Healthcare IT Influencer series, Gary Baldwin, editorial director at Health Data Management, gave us an inside look at the serious and personal sides of this influencer. 1. For how long have you been writing about the healthcare IT industry?Answer: Since 1992. I entered the industry as an editor for the American HealthInformation Management Association (AHIM ...

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Up Close with…Mark Hagland of Healthcare Informatics

To continue our top 25 Healthcare IT Influencer series, Mark Hagland, editor-in-chief at Healthcare Informatics, took time out of his busy day to give us an inside look at the serious and not-so-serious sides of this influencer.1. For how long have you been writing about the healthcare IT industry?Answer: 20 years2. Who do you think is the hottest company to hit the healthcare IT market in th ...

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Up Close with…Anthony Guerra, healthsystemCIO.com

To continue our top 25 Healthcare IT Influencer series, Anthony Guerra, editor-in-chief at healthsystemCIO.com, answered three questions to give us an inside look at the serious and not-so-serious sides of this influencer.1. For how long have you been writing about the healthcare IT industry?Answer: Seven years2. Who do you think is the hottest company to hit the healthcare IT market in the last y ...

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