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Top 45 Healthcare Blogs for 2019

Posted by Scott Berghoff

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Our team at eVisit is always trying to keep up with the latest healthcare news, trends, and issues that matter to executives, providers and patients. Needless to say, this requires a lot of time reading and research. The blogs listed below are in no ranking order. They were randomized in their placement in this post.


Healthcare IT News

Published by HIMSS Media, this is a reliable, daily updated source for all your healthcare IT news, whether you're looking for the most recent updates on meaningful use rules, tips for implementing your EMR successfully, or are wondering how to leverage patient data to provide better care. Many articles are geared toward healthcare professionals working in hospital systems, but physicians in independent practices will find plenty of helpful information too.


Foley Health Care Law Today

Health Care Law Today provides up to date information regarding health care law, and how it relates and impacts those within and around the industry. They also have an awesome podcast.


The Department of Health and Human Services 

The name says it all. The HHS blog is loaded with helpful information for professionals and patients alike.


The Hill 

This blog focuses more on policy within healthcare and the government. Very interesting topics and content.


Medical Economics

Medical Economics is a powerhouse of noteworthy healthcare journalism mixed with actionable information for healthcare providers, from those small practices to larger hospital systems.


Healthcare Finance News 

Another quality HIMSS publication that focuses on the financial implications of healthcare like reimbursement, revenue-cycle management, strategic planning and more.


Medical Billing & Coding Blog

This blog is all about medical billing and coding. The perfect resources for doctors, managers, and medical billers and coders, blog posts are written exclusively by Manny Oliverez, CEO of capture billing. Oliverez also teaches medical billing at community colleges, and has extensive experience managing medical practices.


Total HIPAA Compliance 

If you want to keep up on what’s going on with HIPAA ⏤ as one should ⏤ this is an excellent blog to follow.


Mobihealthnews

Mobi Health News is yet another HIMSS Media blog. It is one of our go-to resources for the latest trends and news in the exploding digital health industry. Want to know about the latest medical apps? What about keeping up with Apple's ResearchKit, learning about the newest wearables, or demystifying the new FDA regulations on medical apps? Subscribe to this blog! 


The Healthcare Economist

Written by Dr. Jason Shafrin, this is an excellent, no-frills, information-packed blog with a strong emphasis on policy.


Electronic Health Reporter

Created by healthcare tech writer and journalist Scott Rupp, this blog provides a great mix of the latest news in healthcare tech along with more personal stories and interviews with experts and companies making strides in the field. A great blog to find out more about new, innovative health tech vendors.


Healthcare IT Leaders

As their name suggests, Healthcare IT leaders knows HIT topics through-and-through. This is a very good source of information and they have been consistently publishing quality content as far back as April 2013.


Healthcare IT Guy

The blog of Shahid Shah, an award-winning health IT and digital medical device inventor and CEO, with a list of accomplishments too long to include here. The point is, you'll want to read his perspective on the latest medical and health tech innovations. 


Fierce Health IT

FierceHealthIT provides comprehensive coverage of new developments in telemedicine. If you're looking for a daily digest of all things digital health related, check this one out.


Health IT Consultant

One of our favorite health tech blogs. Run by healthcare IT management consultant, Fred Pennic, this blog provides comprehensive coverage of digital health, mhealth, ICD-10, health IT policy, opinion pieces...you name it. Plus, they have one of the best infographics sections we've seen, collecting together infographics about health IT from all over the internet.


The cHealth Blog

We're on the path towards a healthcare system that values connected health, but how do we get there faster? Dr. Joseph Kvedar, VP of Connected Health at Partners Healthcare, talks about where there's room for improvement, and how current trends, like the rise of wearables, affect the field of connected health. Check out this post on "The Five Accelerants to the Adoption of Connected Health."


Kevinmd

You've no doubt already heard of KevinMD.com, but do you follow Kevin's Take, the blog exclusively written by Dr. Kevin Pho? As a physician now well-known for providing a space that features physician voices, Dr. Pho's personal perspective on the latest issues affecting doctors is worth following. 


33 Charts

33 Charts is the blog of Dr. Bryan Vartabedian, a pediatrician and well-known influencer on medicine and technology. You'll find thoughtful, weekly updates on healthcare happenings, the state of medicine, and health tech.


Life as a Healthcare CIO

Dr. John Halamka, CIO at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical, Co-Chair of the HIT standards committee, and an ER physician who teaches at the Harvard Medical School, writes his experiences working in healthcare IT as well as more personal tidbits about his life. Here's a recent post we found interesting: What is the Optimal Future Role for ONC.


Modern Healthcare

A leading provider of healthcare business news and research for decades. They have a stellar team of reporters behind this blog and you can expect daily updates on the biggest issues affecting the US healthcare industry. 


TedMed

If you haven't heard of TEDMED already, it's an independently-owned medical edition of TED Talks that covers medical innovations, and inspiring ideas in medicine. The TedMed blog covers highlights and interviews from TedMed speakers, plus the latest updates from TEDMED. It's a behind-the-scenes peak at the popular med talks conference, and even gives you the opportunity to interact with TEDMED directly, through comments and organized Twitterchats.


The Atlantic Health Blog

Coverage of important and wide-ranging health topics from the reporters at Atlantic magazine — relevant, high-quality and often thought-provoking content for both the layperson and physician.


NPR Shots

The NPR Shots blog delivers a steady stream of reliable, interesting health news from the NPR Science desk. You'll find impeccable, journalistic coverage of wide-ranging health topics, new medical treatments, and important updates about healthcare policy. Check out this fascinating article we found on how wireless sensors are helping scientists to map the spread of staph in hospitals.


New York Times Health

As with the other brand-name news sources we've mentioned here, the New York Times Health blog provides an impressively broad range of well-researched, insightful articles about relevant health topics and news in the healthcare industry. While the articles are obviously directed at a broad health-focused, non-medical audience, there's plenty to interest physicians. Make sure to bookmark their recent feature video on apps for tracking fitness and losing weight, and share with your patients.


Becker's Hospital Review blog

From the editors of Becker's Hospital Review comes this more informal, personal interest blog. You'll find interesting commentary on recent healthcare issues and fun pieces like these healthcare-themed valentines. We love their "Friday Feel Good" feature that highlights uplifting healthcare news or personal story each Friday.


Healthcare Leadership Blog

The Healthcare Leadership blog was created by the folks behind #HCLDR, a hashtag that has helped organize an online community of healthcare providers, CEOs, IT professionals and more who want to improve healthcare. The blog is evident of the kinds of complex, meaningful discussions that are circulating in the healthcare community. 


Healthsystemcio.com

HealthsystemCIO is full of helpful content specifically for Chief Information Officers. In fact, it's the only publication exclusively for hospital and health system CIOs.  Articles give voice to the experiences, questions, and first-hand advice from CIOs in the field, and are often either written by CIOs or include interviews with them. 


NIH Director's Blog

Get commentary on the most interesting new health and science findings from NIH Director, Dr. Francis Collins. Start with this recent article about new research on how to prevent severe food allergies and clot removal procedures.


Public Health Matters Blog

The CDC's Public Health Matters Blog aims to educate the general public about public health issues, and provides updates about the CDC. 


Reporting on Health Blogs

Reporting on Health is the blog of USC’s Annenberg Center for Health Journalism. Stories are often featured on major news channels, like the Washington Post, NPR, Forbes, and more.


Kaiser Health Blog

The name speaks for itself — Kaiser Health News is one of the most reputable, reliable sources for healthcare news online. Working alongside the Kaiser Family Foundation, the blog covers everything from aging, to health IT, to healthcare reform.  If you want to keep your subscription list short, make sure you include this one.


Cedars-Sinai

Cedars-Sinai is another powerhouse in healthcare and their blog reflects that. They report on topics like cancer, women’s health, cardiology, and neurology.


Harvard Health Blog

Part of Harvard Medical School’s publications. This is a direct, to the point and thought-provoking blog.


Health Essentials

The blog from the Cleveland Clinic. Need we say more?


The Medical Futurist

Is a fantastic resource about technology in medicine. The writing is not the typical, dry, medical or tech variety. Enjoyable to read and offers up a few “Ah-ha” moments. Lots of topics to choose from.

Health IT BUZZ

This blog comes from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. You could spend days going through this well-designed and quality content blog.


HIStalk

Written by an IT professional who works in a non-profit hospital, there is a lot of health technology news as well as guest posts and responses to reader questions. Content packed and a no-frills design(I needed to zoom the screen), it’s easy to see this blog is a true labor of love.


Medical Connectivity

Has been posting since 2006 on topics like “patient safety, productivity, patient and staff satisfaction.'' 


FDA Law Blog

Published by the Law firm Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C. this blog is “where experts go to learn about the FDA”.


HEALTH360

“Experts from the USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy advance the national health policy conversation through innovative ideas and timely, evidence-based analysis. These posts offer policymakers practical recommendations and analysis for solving the health care issues of today.”


Health Affairs Blog

“Health Affairs is the leading journal of health policy thought and research. The peer-reviewed journal was founded in 1981 under the aegis of Project HOPE, a nonprofit international health education organization.” It’s hard to find more thoughtful or well-written content regarding healthcare. They also welcome guest posts.


ACO Watch

Focusing primarily on accountable care organizations, this is an excellent resource for those interested in the ongoing push toward value-based medicine.


CHIRBLOG

From the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute this blog is focused on insurance. This means answering questions about federal and state rules, and clarifying what they mean for individuals and their families.


Medical Xpress

It’s almost non-stop. They publish content almost hourly, and it’s not fluff.  You can sort headlines by newest or top rated which is helpful when trying to start into the plethora of info found here.


Hospitals & Health Networks

This is the eMag for the American Hospital Association. There is a lot of good, up to date content in here covering topics of interest to hospital executives and management.


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Scott Berghoff

About Scott Berghoff

Scott has an MBA in Health Care Management and spent 20 years in pharmaceutical sales in Arizona, Alaska, California, and New Mexico. He likes to keep up on current and upcoming trends in the health care industry. He and his wife, a Family Nurse Practitioner, live in Arizona. They enjoy relaxing with their dogs, traveling, reading and spending time outdoors.

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