Fred Trotter, health IT hacktivist

Data: Bringing Hidden Healthcare Data Into the Open
Sarah Mitroff,

Self-described health IT hack­tivist and author Fred Trot­ter has hatched a plan to bring hid­den health­care data into the open.

Health 2.0 Challenge #1: Getting Doctors Off Fax

Health 2.0 Challenge #1: Getting Doctors Off Fax Machines
Richard MacManus,

Today at the DC to VC: Health IT Start­up Show­case, a col­lab­o­ra­tion between Mor­gen­thaler Ven­tures and the Health 2.0 Con­fer­ence, I saw first­hand how health IT star­tups are tack­ling big, real-world prob­lems. Com­ing from a world where…

Senator Kennedy: Advocate for Healthcare IT and Reform

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The death of  Senator Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) marks an important milestone in e-health and health-care IT as one of its more vigorous champions is now gone.  Since the Kennedy brothers went to my high school and were I feel amongst our strongest leaders as a country I feel a special sense of sorrow with his passing.  Indeed in listening to Obama‘s eulogy I reflected that as Obama said “For five decades, virtually every major piece of legislation to advance the civil rights, health and economic well being of the American people bore his name and resulted from his efforts”. Recently he sponsored the  American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), which includes $19 billion for health IT advancement and funding to promote healthcare, medical research and the study of comparative effectiveness treatments. Fortunately the roadmap he has put into place will allow major investments in healthcare IT and reform. Now,  it is time for us to continue his legacy.

State helping to shape US efforts to digitize health records for all

State helping to shape US efforts to digitize health records for all – The Boston Globe. Great article on the ability of Mass to lead the way in health informatics as the Silicon valley of health IT.

HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society)

HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society).

This org shows jobs in HIT avg salary around 75k and extensive growth.