Healthcare Journalist’s Lack of IT Interest

Someone recently referred to me as a technical writer which really caught me off guard. I’ve always hated english and pretty much any writing assignment that was given me. However, I can write on this blog or on other forums for hours and not even bat an eye. Not sure what that really means.

This new found interest in writing left me very interested in an blog post by Neil Versel about Healthcare Journalist’s lack of interest in Healthcare IT. Here’s an excerpt:

Given the fact that conference registration was close to 350 and that there were only four other sessions going on at the time, I was disappointed. Health correspondents from metropolitan daily papers mostly stayed away. This tells me that the average health correspondent does not understand the significance of IT, even though the session was entitled, “IT: Its promise for changing health care.” Reporters continue to write about how the American health system is broken, but they ignore one of the most obvious cures.

I don’t think this is unique to Healthcare. In fact, I think journalists are becoming so sensationalized that they often worry more about the story than reporting. I think that’s why blogs are so refreshing.

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John Lynn

John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of the, a network of leading Healthcare IT resources. The flagship blog, Healthcare IT Today, contains over 13,000 articles with over half of the articles written by John. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 20 million times.

John manages Healthcare IT Central, the leading career Health IT job board. He also organizes the first of its kind conference and community focused on healthcare marketing, Healthcare and IT Marketing Conference, and a healthcare IT conference,, focused on practical healthcare IT innovation. John is an advisor to multiple healthcare IT companies. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can be found on Twitter: @techguy.