Media coverage of health IT

Regular readers know I’ve not been shy about criticizing other media when they misunderstand health IT. Possibly because of my outspokenness, the Reporting on Health project at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication asked me to write a piece to help other journalists cover health IT and EHRs.

Three months after I turned it in, my story is finally up. I’ve also included a glossary of key terminology that I hope helps stop the confusion between EMRs, EHRs and PHRs, particularly the use of heinous terms like “personal electronic medical records.”

If I reach just one local news reporter, I’ll feel like I’ve succeeded.