Our Favorite Guest Contributors of 2014

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On Day 9 of our 12 Days of Christmas Posts we couldn’t let the season pass though without acknowledging some of the subject matter experts and bloggers who have contributed great content to this site throughout the year. Our dance card was full this year with topics from EHR adoption and patient engagement to data security and mobile apps.

Here is the top of our dance card with these 9 contributors as they consistently shined a light on trending topics.

Matthew Fisher
Matthew Fisher is the chair of the Health Law Group at Mirick, O’Connell, DeMallie & Lougee, LLP, in Worcester, MA. Matt advises his clients in all aspects of healthcare regulatory compliance, including HIPAA, the Stark Law and the Anti-Kickback Statute. You can read both his original and syndicated article here on HITECH Answers. Follow him on Twitter: @matt_r_fisher.

Joy Rios
Joy Rios is a regular contributor and reporter for HITECH Answers. She is a subject matter expert in both Meaningful Use and EHRs. She has a unique talent for distilling forbidding materials down to the information providers and members of the healthcare community need to succeed. Joy develops EHR training programs, authors Meaningful Use and PQRS coursework, and writes regularly about Health IT. She is also an Advisory Counsel Expert for Next Wave Connect’s Meaningful Use community. Read her posts. Follow her on Twitter: @askjoyrios.

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), Co-Chair of the HIT Standards Committee, a full Professor at Harvard Medical School, and a practicing Emergency Physician. Read his posts. Follow him on Twitter: @jhalamka.

William Hyman
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. Read his posts.

William Hersh
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.

The Team at Hayes Management Consulting
Hayes Management Consulting partners with healthcare organizations to streamline operations, improve revenue and enhance technology to drive success in an evolving healthcare landscape. Read their posts. Follow them on Twitter: @HayesManagement.

Jonathan Catley
Jonathan Catley manages the sales and marketing efforts for MD Connect, Inc; a 100% healthcare focused digital marketing agency. With over 10 years experience in the industry, Jonathan is a senior marketing and demand generation leader, focused on building market awareness and increasing exposure that generates new revenue for the business. He has been building agile, streamlined and efficient marketing channels, with much of that experience involving: digital marketing, inbound marketing, SEO, web marketing, social media growth and PR. Read his posts. Follow him on Twitter: @JonathanCatley.

Justin Barnes
As a healthcare innovation executive and strategist, Justin is a corporate, board and policy advisor who also serves as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence with the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC). Justin mentors and provides strategic entrepreneurial advice as well as key business connections to help grow a wide range of organizations including healthcare and IT companies, industry collaboratives, health systems and physician practices. Read his posts. Follow him on Twitter: @HITAdvisor.

Edward Keiper
Edward Keiper is the President and CEO of Velocity, a technology partner to medical practices. With 30 years of experience Edward heads this suburban Philadelphia based company. He is able to take complex topics and challenges and write about them for so you can understand. Read his posts.