Commentary on media coverage of telemedicine

Let’s face it, the mainstream media mostly suck when it comes to covering health IT. (They suck even more for not realizing it and not giving me the time of day when I pitch a freelance story to them.)

I tried unsuccessfully to place an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times and USA Today about misunderstanding of what telemedicine and telehealth really mean. But one publication near and dear to the hearts of editors everywhere, Columbia Journalism Review, published my commentary today. Click here to read it. And pass it on to any editors you may know.

While you’re at it, let other journalists know about a piece I had published last year offering tips for journalists covering EHRs and related health IT topics. It’s over on the site of the Reporting on Health project at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication.