It’s 2018, and the health care space is as vibrant as ever. But do you know what’s even more vibrant than reading a regular post by medtruth.com — a blog that combines information technology (IT) with health care, of course. That’s the real focus of 2018, with the massive amount of innovation going on in the health tech space.
If you would like to keep up with the latest development in medical tech, from new hardware to blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI) applications, then you should start reading medical tech blogs. The major problem is that there are so many of them on the internet that you could come down with a serious case of analysis paralysis when trying to make a decision. It would be great to know the best sites out there, wouldn’t it? Well, worry not, as the following is a list of the three best medical tech blogs that will keep you on top of things in the combined worlds of medicine and technology.
1. Health IT Buzz
This one is highly authoritative. It is published and maintained by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. That office is a part of the United States Department of Health and Human Services.
The blog focuses on the health care industry in the U.S. However, there are plenty of articles and discussions in the comment sections that look at some of the issues faced by organizations in the health care industry and medical practitioners as well as the benefits they enjoy. It also has numerous articles covering the transition being made by the U.S. health care system to electronic health records. All of these are highly relevant for anyone working in the health care industry, especially if they deal with electronic health records and digital health in general regularly.
2. The Digital Health Corner
David Lee Scher is the man to thank for this remarkable blog. He wears many hats, among them being a member of the Independent Medicare Advisory Committee, pharmaceutical and medical device marketing advisory consultant, clinical trial investigator, clinical associate professor of medicine and trained cardiologist.
Scher offers a lot of advice, both in his blog and in his real life’s professional work, about the best development practices for both businesses and products. One of the things that make his blog stand out from the crowd is his ability to do this from so many different perspectives, including patient advocacy, clinical and technology perspectives. He also writes often about technological advances in the fields of mobile health technologies and remote patient monitoring.
3. Health IT Connect
Sue Schade is the force behind Health IT Connect. She is recognized nationwide as a leader in the health IT field, having served in many healthcare systems as CIO. She is currently at StarBridge Advisors, acting in the capacity of principal. She provides management, coaching and consulting services, among others. Her blog looks at the most critical IT issues that face the health care industry and the issues that IT organizations face when they are undergoing transformations, including leadership challenges.