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Into the Blogosphere

February 25, 2009
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Touching on subjects from HIPAA to HIMSS, here are the 10 most-viewed postings from HCI's Blogosphere

Top 10

1,322 Visits - Is Epic any different than other software vendors? Suresh Gunasekaran (page 52)

827 Visits - EMRs, Data Mining and HIPAA. Reece Hirsch (page 54)

747 Visits - HIPAA Security Rule Investigations: CMS Casts a Wider Net. Reece Hirsch (page 56)

651 Visits - Attendees Ponder HIMSS Plusses and Minuses. Mark Hagland (page 58)

614 Visits - Top Trends: What am I Missing? Anthony Guerra (page 60)

578 Visits - EMRs are Over-Rated: Top 11 Reasons. Suresh Gunasekaran (page 62)

515 Visits - “The Doctor Will See You Now - Oh, You're Dead?” Daphne Lawrence (page 66)

479 Visits - Bad Medicine, a Personal Horror Story. Jim Feldbaum (page 68)

475 Visits - 17 Killer Interview Questions … Tim Tolan (page 70)

438 Visits - Enterprise Archive: Standards and SOA - A Mount Everest? Joe Marion (page 72)

Blog 1 & 6

Suresh Gunasekaran is CIO at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, a Dallas-based academic health system with two hospitals and a large physician practice plan. The organization is in the midst of major system implementations on the clinical and revenue cycle systems fronts. Topics featured in his blog include the critical success factors in major systems implementations, the challenges of business process re-engineering in the healthcare environment, and the hard work of creating a world class IT organization.

Blog 2 & 3

Reece Hirsch is a partner in the San Francisco office of Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP, who specializes in privacy and security law matters. Hirsch's Health Care Privacy Law Blog offers a lively commentary on a wide range of privacy and security issues that are relevant to healthcare organizations, from healthcare-specific issues (such as HIPAA, electronic health records and regional health information organizations) to general privacy issues that healthcare organizations need to be aware of (such as security breach notification laws, Internet privacy and the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard).

Blog 4

Healthcare Informatics Contributing Editor Mark Hagland's industry-overview blogs span a broad range of topics, including CIO strategy, clinical information systems and imaging systems, quality improvement, and vendor issues. He has been a professional journalist for 26 years, 19 of those in healthcare publishing, and 10 with HCI.

Blog 5

Anthony Guerra, editor-in-chief of Healthcare Informatics, blogs about the issues involved with running a controlled-circulation magazine, as well as the trends he observes while covering the industry. His interests tend toward leadership issues and how best CIOs can facilitate change management and clinician adoption of IT.

Blog 7

Daphne Lawrence, senior associate editor at Healthcare Informatics, believes passionately in sharing information to help her reader constituents. Her hospital background grounds her blog in real life experience; Daphne never forgets that patient care is the heart of healthcare.

Blog 8

Jim Feldbaum, M.D., is a physician consultant specializing in clinical transformation, CPOE, and interoperability. His blog presents an opportunity for physicians to share implementation tips and gripes with other physicians. Further, CIOs and software developers can learn directly from the medical practitioners regarding what functionality they require in this evolving, information-rich environment. Feldbaum is a consultant to hospitals, national consulting firms, and software developers representing the technology needs of practicing physicians and their patients.