This is a job I have been meaning to do for weeks; Up to this point, I have just used the default typepad domain name of electricmill.typepad.com/healthtech.
Hopefully from tomorrow, The Health Tech blog (www.thehealthtechblog.com) should be domain mapped – up to know, it’s just been a straightforward forward; I’m going to leave that in place overnight, until I know that DNS has caught up.
update : forward removed – DNS update seem pretty instantaneous from GoDaddy. whaeeee.
Five Seven Live on the 19th January reported on the former secretary of the Department of Health and Children Michael Kelly robustly defending PPARS.
Nice to see Professor Drumm defending the use of IT in the healthcare system, and in fact suggesting more systems are appropriate – he cited electronic prescribing as an example.
What struck me most about the piece was the interaction on the topic between studio anchor Philip Boucher-Hayes and reporter Fergal Keane. Boucher-Hayes really seemed to enjoy discovering how cynical he could make tone of delivery when peppering wry comments through Keane’s reportage; Take this one – Deloitte & Touche referred to as "Delighted & Touched" – though glory for this one goes to Labour leader Pat Rabbite.
Steve Rubel over at Micro Persuasion talks in this post about the fact that the majority of top postings to blogs relate to technology and political issues. This skew has not been lost on myself over the last day or so while I complete an article on blogging for a healthcare publication; conveying the benefit of any new technology or method of communication and interaction is not always easy when the audience cannot put their finger on the examples from their own industry or sector.
I think this is particularly the case of healthcare, which Steve mentions as one which is difficult to find in terms of blogging active communities – i couldn’t agree more.
Some steps are being taken to remedy this – HITSphere being one of them – a site where healthcare IT bloggers can register and be listed on – you will find the Health Tech Blog there.
On the social side, a blogger dinner is being planned for HIMSS 06 in San Diego – you can register your interest here. There is also the possiblity (if there is sufficient interest) for a blogger meet-up at the annual Healthcare Informatics Conference in Harrowgate,UK for european health bloggers. Send me an email or leave a comment if you are interested in this.