Quick update

It’s late, I’m tired, I’ve got a busy week ahead as I prepare for HIMSS and write several stories, but I wanted to draw your attention to the updated blogroll and associated links.

I’ve broken the blogroll into three categories now: Health IT/quality blogs from the U.S.; English-language blogs from outside the U.S.; and blogs in other languages. So far, the only other languages I have listed are Spanish and French—and one of the French blogs is written by an American expat in France. If anyone knows of any more interesting blogs I’m missing, please drop me a line.

I realize I’ve just opened myself up to bombardment from PR reps, just one week before the heaviest onslaught of the year, a.k.a. the annual HIMSS conference. The IBM HealthNex blog notwithstanding, I’m inclined to exclude most corporate blogs. It just so happened that I found that one a long time ago and see that it contains a great deal of useful information and is not merely a shill.

As for HIMSS, I’m actually flying down a few days early to do some follow-up reporting from my trip to the Gulf Coast last summer. Sure, the extra hotel nights will wipe out any savings on the airfare (and I am saving a lot by flying early), but at least I’ll have the chance to pursue some extra stories without the pressure of the typical HIMSS 12-hour work days.

I can’t promise a whole lot of blogging from New Orleans, but I do plan on recording several podcasts. I went shopping on eBay recently and I now have a reasonably good recording setup for up to three microphones. We’ll see how long it takes for me to get tired of carrying that stuff around all day. My money’s on a Tuesday burnout.

Lastly, don’t forget to register for the second-annual Meet the Bloggers, Sunday night in New Orleans.