Day 3: Our Favorite Contributors of 2015

number3-red-200It is day three of our 12 Days of Christmas Posts and we couldn’t let the season pass without acknowledging some of the industry experts and bloggers who have contributed great content to our three sites throughout the year. Here are yours and our three favorite guest posters from the three sites.

From HITECH Answers

Dr. William A. Hyman is emeritus professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University. His research and professional activity focus on medical device design; medical device system safety and human factors; and clinical engineering. Dr. Hyman has been contributing his insights for three years now. Read his posts.

William Hersh, MD, FACMI, FACP is Professor and Chair of the Department of Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology in the School of Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) in Portland, Oregon, USA. Dr. Hersh is a leader and innovator in biomedical informatics both in education and research. Read his posts. Follow him on Twitter @williamhersh.

Bennett Lauber is the Chief Experience Officer for The Usability People. An executive User Experience and usability team leader with experience managing cross-functional teams responsible for designing, developing and testing healthcare, consumer, and enterprise-class data management systems for desktop, mobile and tablet devices. Member ONC HITPC Implementation, Usability, & Safety Workgroup. Read his posts. Follow him on Twitter @uuAbility and @UsabilityPeople.

From HIE Answers

John Halamka MD – What would HIE Answers be without the insight and HIT Standards Committee updates from Dr. John Halamka? John D. Halamka, MD, MS, is Chief Information Officer of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Chairman of the New England Healthcare Exchange Network (NEHEN), Vice Chair of the HIT Standards Committee, a Professor at Harvard Medical School, and a practicing Emergency Physician. In his spare time he runs his Unity Farm and writes regularly on is blog, Life as a Healthcare CIO.  Read his posts. Follow him on Twitter @jhalamka.

Health IT Buzz – And likewise, what would HIE Answers be without the top thought leaders from the ONC? From the Health IT Buzz there was Dr. Karen DeSalvo, Steven Posnack, Dr. Thomas Mason, Kathryn Marchesini, Dr, Jon White, and Lucia Savage, to name a few. Read their posts.

Terry Edwards is the visionary founder, president and CEO of PerfectServe. As chief executive, Edwards has dedicated himself to helping clinicians provide the best and most efficient patient care while delivering most satisfying customer experience in the healthcare industry. Read his posts. Follow him on Twitter @perfectserveCEO and @PerfectServe.

From RCM Answers

Sarianne Gruber – Although not a guest on RCM Answers our top pick and favorite has to be our Contributing Editor this year, Sarianne Gruber. Sarianne’s focus is on health-related outcomes and research for tracking, reporting and decision making. She has worked for top tier market research firms, medical institutions and pharmaceutical companies. She has been collaborating on predictive analytic models to reduce AMI, HF and Pneumonia readmissions. She holds a MS in Management Science from New York University, a MPH in Biostatistics from Yale University and a BA in Bio-computing from Goucher College. Read her posts. Follow her on Twitter @subtleimpact

The Coalition for ICD-10 – ICD-10 was one of the hottest topics in RCM this year. Although not a single name we have to include The Coalition for ICD-10 as a favorite for keeping us up to date all the way to October 1. Read their posts

ZirMed – And we wouldn’t even have an RCM Answers without the great support from ZirMed and their thought leadership like, Paul Bradley , Ken Edward, Rick Sinclair, and Crystal Ewing. Read their posts. Follow them on Twitter @ZirMed.

Have a safe and happy holiday.