Hard to believe that we’re at the end of a decade. Even harder to believe that I started blogging about healthcare IT 14 years ago. Next year we’ll be 15 years old and have to do something special to celebrate. However, as we end a decade, I’m just full of gratitude for the Healthcare IT Today community. We really do consider it a community and our proud to be contributing members to the community.
The last decade was extraordinary for us as we grew to over 15 different blogs at the height of meaningful use and when we were trying to figure out what worked and what didn’t. Now, at the end of the decade we’re happy to have everything consolidated in one main health IT media site at Healthcare IT Today.
The number of articles we’ve written is a little murky since it’s across multiple sites and with the consolidation, but we can easily say that we’ve passed 13,000 articles on Healthcare IT Today since our start 14 years ago. We really appreciate long time writers like Anne Zieger, Erin Kennedy, and Andy Oram. Not to mention, newer writers like Colin Hung, Troy Foster, Mike Semel, Mitch Parker, and plenty of guest authors. We’re working with a number of new writers that are going to continue to take the quality of content created on Healthcare IT Today even higher.
We’re really blessed with a wide variety of sponsors that understand the importance of what we do in healthcare. A thank you to Atos, Boston Software Systems, Galen Healthcare Solutions, Solutionreach, USF MS in Health Informatics, Imprivata, Quail Digital, Secure Exchange Solutions, Ciox, Ensocare, Lenovo, Noteswift, Agency Ten22, FHAS, Azea Solutions, Goliath Technologies, PointClickCare, Proofpoint, Envision Health, NextGate, eFax, Windstream Enterprise, Orbita, Fortinet, Intersystems, Onix, Information Builders, OpenText, CareCom, DellEMC, MEDITECH, dotHealth, Snowflake Computing, SAP Healthcare, Jellyfish Health, Pega, Voalte, and hopefully I didn’t miss anyone else. That’s a lot for just one year. And we appreciate many on this list that have been partners for a long time.
In this decade, we’ve also created the EXPO.health conference which we just announced yesterday. We appreciate the thousands of people that have attended our conferences, meetups, and other events. Not to mention, the long list of EXPO.health sponsors who make the event possible. It’s such a great extension of what we do virtually on Healthcare IT Today and on social media with the #HITsm Twitter chats.
It was great to launch the Healthcare IT Today podcast. 27 episodes in and Colin and I are still having fun sharing all the various insights and perspectives we hear on the road. We realize that budgets are tight, so hopefully we can bring you a bit of the knowledge from a wide variety of conferences and events that will help you be more successful at your job. A massive thank you to the thousands of you who listen to our bi-weekly podcast.
All in all, I think I can speak for the entire Healthcare Scene team. We love what we do and we sincerely appreciate all of you who read, sponsor, listen, tweet, share, attend, and support what we do here. Hopefully, our work here helps you do better at what you do. As we enter 2020, we’ll focus even more on how we can provide something of value to the various Healthcare Scene communities.
Happy New Year!