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Meet you at ‘Meet the Bloggers’

I will be one of the panelists at the “Meet the Bloggers” roundtable at the HIMSS conference next week. Look for this event at the Tech Lab just outside the entrance to the McCormick Place North Building on Tuesday, April 7, at 4:45 p.m. (There’s another session on Sunday, but I’m not participating in that one.)

Click here for a map of the conference setup. The Tech Lab is No. 17.

According to HIMSS:

The purpose of this roundtable is the same as the other sessions in the exhibit: to instruct and demonstrate. This session is not intended as an endorsement of any blog or blogger, nor is it meant to discuss in detail the specific content of any particular blog. The roundtable of panelists will provide attendees an opportunity to connect with industry bloggers, introduce them to new blogs and give a “behind the scenes” look at the responsibilities and dedication required to create and maintain a blog. There are many current and potential readers (and potential bloggers) attending HIMSS09 – we would like to help them connect with you and your expertise.

I’m not sure how many others are on the panel, but that’s a lot to cover in half an hour. See you there.

Since I’m a reporter, I have to offer this disclaimer: I am participating on behalf of myself only, not as a representative of any publication I contribute to. In no way does this constitute an endorsement of HIMSS on my part.

March 31, 2009 I Written By

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

Sebelius has tax issues, too

When Kathleen Sebelius was nominated to be secretary of Health and Human Services a month ago, I snidely remarked that I hope she’s current on her taxes. That’s the issue that derailed the nomination of President Obama’s first choice for HHS, Tom Daschle.

Someone left a comment on that post just a few minutes ago about that hope being deflated. I checked, and sure enough, there’s a story this evening about Sebelius having to pay back taxes.

Mr. President, please pick me for a top spot in your administration. I’d like to under-report my own income, too. While you’re at it, get us an HHS secretary and perhaps a CMS administrator, stat. Someone needs to parcel out that $19.2 billion in health IT stimulus money, and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology only has control over $2 billion of that. Get going and stimulate the economy.

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