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FierceHealthIT

Just a quick note: I’m the guest host, as it were, of FierceHealthIT this week. I wasn’t sure until it was too late if I was supposed to write a commentary, so I didn’t, but four of the top five story summaries this week carry my byline:

The one I didn’t write, “Top P4P hospitals to score $7m in bonuses from CMS,” ran in the daily FierceHealthcare last Thursday.

June 23, 2008 I Written By

I'm a freelance healthcare journalist, specializing in health IT, mobile health, healthcare quality, hospital/physician practice management and healthcare finance.

Health Wonk Review

This week’s Health Wonk Review is up, over at David Williams’ Health Business Blog.

My favorite item there is from Fard Johnmar, who writes in his Health Care Vox blog that technology, marketing and social media are more likely to transform healthcare than any politician.

I see I’m not the only one who noticed that we’re now on our third Congress since the Bush administration challenge of 2004, and I recall exactly one significant health IT bill passed, the one that formalized the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. Am I forgetting anything else?

Meanwhile—and this is not from Health Wonk Review—new Leapfrog Group CEO Leah Binder has been added as a keynote speaker for the Integrated Healthcare Association‘s 2008 National Pay for Performance Summit. That event is set for Feb. 27-29 in Los Angeles. You know, right during the HIMSS conference in Orlando, where I and the rest of the health IT universe will be. Nice planning.

February 7, 2008 I Written By

I'm a freelance healthcare journalist, specializing in health IT, mobile health, healthcare quality, hospital/physician practice management and healthcare finance.