Day 3: Great Guest Posters

It is day three of our 12 Days of Christmas Posts and where would we be without our fabulous guest posters who share their knowledge and insights on an array of health IT topics each and every day? We have chosen to highlight three of our top contributors whose articles are worth reading in case you missed them the first time or even revisiting for another read through.

William A. Hyman, Professor Emeritus, Biomedical Engineering
One of our favorite contributors was William A. Hyman, ScD, Professor Emeritus, Biomedical Engineering. Sadly Dr. Hyman passed away on July 31, 2019. He had been writing for us since 2013 and had posted over 100 articles. One of my favorite William Hyman pieces was Opaque Pricing, in which he compared what a restaurant bill might look like if they used a healthcare pricing model. Dr, Hyman had been on the faculty at Texas A&M University since 1972, and was ranked as an emeritus professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering since his retirement in 2011. Sadly, Dr. Hyman passed away this year on July 31, 2019. Shortly after his passing, his daughter notified us about an article he had written and we posted his final words to us. Dr. Hyman had a unique voice and didn’t mince words when speaking his mind. To see what he thought about various modern day healthcare topics be sure to read more of his posts.

Joel Barthelemy, Founder, Chief Executive and Operating Officer,  GlobalMed
Next up on our list is Joel E. Barthelemy, Founder and CEO/COO of Scottsdale-based GlobalMed (@GlobalMed_USA). According to his bio, the GlobalMed CEO has a vision of quality, timely care for all through connected health. Barthelemy has spent the last 16 of his 30+ years in the technology industry focused on the development of connected health systems. Under Barthelemy’s leadership, GlobalMed uniquely stands as the only telemedicine provider to complete all parts of the process in-house, from inception to distribution. Be sure to check out Barthelemy’s posts about the latest on the telemedicine front.

Health IT Buzz
The Health IT Buzz blog is brought to readers by the ONC leadership who believe there are lots of great ideas about how to use health IT and exchange electronic health information to improve outcomes and reduce costs in our health care system. The recent, unprecedented commitment of our nation to support the meaningful use of electronic health records (EHRs) has accelerated the pace of conversation. The Health IT Buzz blog hopes to create a forum for engagement and foster a meaningful and constructive discussion and we couldn’t agree more. Be sure to scroll through some of our hand picked Health IT Buzz blog posts.