Healthcare blogging community

 

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.

 

3 thoughts on “Healthcare blogging community

  1. John, there have been talks about podcasting the blogger meetup in San Diego. We don’t have confirmation about the podcast yet, but Neil Versel did mention he might do it.

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