My Favorite HealthCare IT Blogs – Top 10

The wonderful HITSphere is a really nice website that collates a bunch of Healthcare IT blogs into one place. I decided I would get a bunch of the Healthcare IT bloggers upset by posting my 10 favorites and letting the rest of them post comments about why their blog should have made it. Then, I can comment on why they didn’t make EMR and HIPAA’s top 10 Healthcare IT blogs. If a blogger doesn’t come to my site and declare that they should be in the top 10 then they really don’t understand why I love blogging and definitely shouldn’t make the list. The interaction of related blogs is what makes blogging fun.

Here goes. My top 10 favorite Healthcare IT Blogs:
1. Healthcare IT – Short and Sweet(although sometimes I wish there was a little more because it is so sweet)
2. The Healthcare IT Guy – Shahid does an excellent job with nicely written posts and good insider information
3. Neil Versel’s Healthcare IT Blog – I won’t dock him points since he is a professional writer
4. GNU/Linux and Open Source Medical Software News – Great resource for information on Open Source projects and news in the Healthcare industry
5. Dr. Greiver’s EMR – True EMR blogging in its purest form. Great content despite being Canadian
6. HealthBlog – Microsoft’s reference on Healthcare. Good Material
7. Consumer Health Informatics News – A different kind of Healthcare IT blog
8. The Candid CIO – Great Content that just isn’t updated enough
9. The Health Tech Blog – Interesting posts. Needs more posts!
10. Christina’s Considerations – Tons of RHIO Information(maybe too much?)

Sweet, now that I’ve ruffled the feathers of Canadians, people who don’t post enough, RHIO lovers and the rest of the healthcare IT blogging community who I left off the list, let’s hear why you should make the list and why you think I placed the blogs above in the wrong place.

About the author

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.


  • i’m surprised yours wasn’t first. lol.

    i think i’m going to tailor mine towards open-source EHR blogging.

    i’ve found after my exhausting stint in reading 15 sites/blogs a day, i tend to (obviously) be a lurker and am a little more reserve in posting my opinions.

    i do like how you spread the blogs out, though, over CIOs, journalists, and MDs.

  • Fredric,
    You have a nice thing going at your blog I expect good things from your blog in the future. The good part of a top 10 list on a blog is that I retain the right to change my decisions over time. I hope that one day your blog makes it on the list. You’ve got the interest. It seems like you’re learning a lot. Now it’s time to jump in and start posting even if you look like a fool.

  • I’m flattered that I have one of your favorite Healthcare IT blogs — especially since I don’t come from an IT background. Stay tuned for a little less RHIO stuff. My focus will be shifting a bit and I’m sure it will translate to some slightly different posts. Thanks for reading!

  • Thanks for the props. I am glad you like the content on my blog. I would post more often, but my job keeps getting in my way. I did post twice this week. So, I have a renewed committment. That should last about 18 hours.

  • John,

    thanks for the mention, as as the only European (i think) on your list, am chuffed and surprised; Unlike many of the others you mention, I have not yet chosen a specific niche to comment and post on – and in all likelyhood, probably never will.

  • Will,
    I hate when the jobs starts taking over your blog. It really is kind of funny if you think about it. To have a really great blog I think you need a job that creates great content. However, most of the jobs that create the best content are jobs that don’t allow you the time to blog the great content.

    Then again, I’ve found that most jobs are about prioritizing what you’d like to work on. If blogging is something you enjoy then its about making it a priority. Maybe thinking about it this way you’ll realize that you don’t enjoy it as much as other things.

  • Kevin,
    When I see you use words like “chuffed” then I realize why there might not be as many European sites on my list. Honestly I didn’t consider location in my decision. In fact, if I had then I would have definitely given priority to anything Italian with the hopes that I’d make friends with some Italians so when I return to Italy I have more people to feed me Italian food.

    That’s cool that you haven’t chosen a specific niche. I’ve considered this idea recently since I’ve pretty much started a blog for a bunch of niches:
    EMR and HIPAA Blog
    BYU Sports Blog
    Fundraising and Fundraisers

    Keeping up with these is an interesting task. This is really the only one I care about creating something of significant value. However, I do also have 2 other blogs that I use for enjoyment and don’t necessarily have a niche:
    Lynn Family Blog – Yes My Son IS the Cutest!
    My Own Personal Blog for Just about Anything(but mostly technology and entrepreneurship)

    With all these blogs you can see why some don’t get updated often. Either way I think I’ve been officially blogosized. Now I need to create a community of bloggers to work on a blog so that I can enjoy multiple people posting to the same blog. I think that would be fun.

  • John,

    Evan Steele, CEO of SRSsoft, has started a blog in early February 2009 called Straight Talk ( The content of the blog deals mostly with the new Stimulus law and physician perspective. When you have a moment, give the blog a peek.




  • Jeremy,
    Thanks for pointing it out. I’m always interested in seeing new blogs come out from EMR and EHR vendors. I’m looking forward to see if Evan Steele can keep up with the blogging.

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