Friday at Five – 10/1/10

Join us every Friday at Five for our weekly top 5 favorites in the world of HIT and HITECH. This week our favorite Dear Johns. Advice from the blogs…

Is your EHR just not living up to your expectations? Does HIPAA have you stressed out? Did your top consultant run off with your biggest competitor? Did you lose a patient because, well frankly, they just didn’t like you? Try adding these Dear Johns to your daily dose of blog reading.

  1. John D. Halamka MDLife as a CIO Blog
    If you don’t know who this guy is, where have you been? CIO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, CIO at Harvard Medical School, Chairman of the New England Healthcare Exchange Network (NEHEN), Chair of the US Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP)/Co-Chair of the HIT Standards Committee, and a practicing Emergency Physician. I get tired just reading his titles. But I never get tired of his blog. Check it out.
  2. John MooreChilmark Research
    Moving from manufacturing to HIT, he is applying the 80’s manufacturing transformation to today’s health care market. You might not always agree with him but he can hold his own when he talks about what is going on. And if you are around Boston or Cambridge you might just see him bicycling by while you are stuck in that traffic jam.
  3. John LynnEMR and HIPAA or EMR and EHR
    These two blogs are open forums for EMR, EHT, HIT, HIPAA, EHR selection and implementation, MU, and EHR certification. If you want to comment and have a lively discussion, then you have found the place. John will respond, so go ahead and put your two cents in.
  4. John W SharpeHealth and Health IT
    Do the Lerner Research Institute or Cleveland Clinic ring a bell? This Manager of Clinical Research Informatics at Cleveland Clinic can answers a few questions. You will discover his areas of expertise in ehealth, PHRs, Web 2.0 technologies, social media and project management. Check it out.
  5. John DoeHIStalk or HIStalkPractice
    This anonymous owner and blogger has one of the most popular HIT sites out there. He tells us that he works in IT at a hospital and does not want to jeopardize his job. So we call him John Doe. Get your daily hit of the movers and shakers of HIT. Have you heard something on the street, report the rumor to HIStalk. They encourage it.