If you have been in the Health IT industry relating to the HITECH Act for any amount of time now, you come to virtually know the voices and the names of those you want to hear from. We quickly became and have been long time fans of Neil Versel’s work reporting in the Health IT space. It is with pleasure that we announce his role as our Guest Columnist for the next four weeks leading into HIMSS11.
“As I get ready to cover my 10th consecutive HIMSS conference, I’m excited about the opportunity to provide the unique insight of a veteran health IT journalist to HITECH Answers’ informed, intelligent audience that wants to know more about what to expect at the largest health IT event of the year. ” said Neil.
We’re excited too! And we know he’ll have lots to share and digest for us all in the coming weeks as we get ready for Orlando.
Neil’s background reporting in this industry is extensive. Here’s his bio:
Neil Versel is a Chicago-based freelance healthcare journalist, specializing in health information technology, healthcare quality, hospital/physician practice management and healthcare finance. As of January 2011, he is a commentator and contributor to MobiHealthNews, after serving for more than a year and a half as freelance editor of FierceHealthIT, FierceEMR and FierceMobileHealthcare. He also contributes to Inside Healthcare Computing, Hospitals & Health Networks, Healthcare IT News and MD Net Guide, and has written for numerous other healthcare publications in the U.S., Canada and Europe, including CIO, Medscape’s Business of Medicine, CMIO, the Chicago Sun-Times, Red Herring and the short-lived Chicago edition of BusinessWeek. In addition, Versel blogs on health information technology at Clinicalit.blogspot.com. Versel won a 2006 APEX Award for Publication Excellence for a story that appeared in For The Record. For more than three years, Versel was a staff reporter at Modern Physician magazine, where he won two Crain Communications Editorial Excellence Awards. He holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Washington University in St. Louis.