Top HIT Groups on LinkedIn – Ninth Day of Christmas

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Day 9 of our 12 Days of Christmas Posts we take a look at some of the best groups on LinkedIn to join for discussions related to all things Health Information Technology. Check out the groups we danced with in 2013. Be sure first, though, to explore our own Meaningful Use Answers, of 6,000 members, and our HIE Answers Group.

Health IT and Electronic Health Records, 4,700 members, managed by the ONC.
Group Description: This group is for people interested in the development and implementation of electronic health records, electronic medical records software and Health IT issues overall. All are invited to join this group to network with peers, initiate and participate in discussions, compare experiences with electronic health records, and share updates and progress in putting electronic health records into practice. This group is maintained by The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). Visit our blog, Health IT Buzz, to keep up with the latest news in health information technology.

Healthcare IT News, 9,300 members, managed by HIMSS Media
Group Description: With the growing importance and relevance of IT in healthcare, this group is designed to connect senior level executives, IT professionals and others at healthcare institutions, ambulatory care centers and ancillary service providers, as well as others affiliated with the healthcare industry

Government Health IT, 3,100 members, also managed by HIMSS Media
Government Health IT is the definitive source for news and information on how government is driving the adoption of IT in healthcare. It distinctively integrates coverage of government, technology and healthcare issues to help decision-makers improve the way healthcare is managed and delivered.

Healthcare Intelligence Hub, 700 members, managed by Jennifer Dennard
Billian’s HealthDATA and Porter Research have partnered to provide a collaborative forum for providers and vendors to discuss industry trends and innovations, sales intelligence solutions, and market research experiences. Please be aware that group members must have more than 25 connections in order to take part.

Modern Healthcare, 26,000 members, managed by Modern Healthcare
Group Description: Modern Healthcare is the industry’s leading source of healthcare business news. As a weekly news-driven publication, we report on important healthcare events and trends as they happen – not a month later. Our readers use the information to make informed business decisions and lead their organizations to success.

nextHospital for Visionary Leaders, 6,300 members, managed by Anne Zieger
Group Description: nextHospital is for visionary hospital leaders and managers who are ready to take on the challenges which are transforming the hospital industry today — health reform, medical tourism, retail clinics, green building, the drive towards transparency in pricing and services and more.

Clinical Informatics Leadership, 4,100 members, managed by Pamela Dixon
Group Description: Moving healthcare forward:  Gain insight and share tips on how to advance the field of Clinical Informatics.   Industry insiders can share knowledge on the most effective ways to advance clinical informatics through areas such as analytics, business intelligence, and clinical IT deployments.  The group endeavors to help support and add structure to this important role within healthcare

EHR Implementation Network, 2,300 members, managed by Physicians EHR
Group Description: This group is designed to connect Health IT professionals, medical providers, practice administrators and consultants managing the transition into an electronic environment.  Use this forum to network, discuss challenges, best practices, current events, government regulations, Meaningful Use, and share experiences related to EHR and/or EMR implementations.

Electronic Health Records & Practice Management, 7,100 members.
Group Description: Place for all EHR/EMR/PM professionals for networking.