Neil Versel is a freelance health IT journalist in Chicago. He has been a professional journalist since 1992, focusing on healthcare since 2000.
By Neil Versel 02:31 pm January 29, 2010
The spending estimate for health IT provisions in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act seems like a moving target. I guess that's the nature of estimates, anyway.
By Neil Versel 12:05 pm November 05, 2009
Halloween may be over, but the quest for meaningful use goes on.
By Neil Versel 12:21 pm October 27, 2009
I saw this ad in Terminal 3 at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport last week... It's a simple and powerful message, but I wonder how many people truly understand it?
By Neil Versel 10:08 am September 23, 2009
Former national health IT coordinator and longtime Department of Veterans Affairs informatics leader Robert Kolodner, M.D., is retiring from the federal government today.
By Neil Versel 10:39 am September 21, 2009
The deadline for submitting papers for the 13th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics, also known as MedInfo 2010, has been extended to Oct. 15
By Neil Versel 10:01 am September 15, 2009
It seems inevitable, given the success of the iPhone in healthcare, but I'm hearing that Apple is getting ready to make a full-scale push into healthcare.
By Neil Versel 11:19 am August 28, 2009
As I write today in FierceEMR, consummate Washington insider publication The Hill made a rather glaring mistake in reporting earlier this week that the $1.2 billion in federal grant funding for health information exchange and regional health IT extension centers can't be awarded until HHS finalizes its definition of "meaningful use."
By Neil Versel 10:37 am August 17, 2009
Merge Healthcare, a company that seems to be back on its feet after an accounting scandal, a trip through bankruptcy and a change of management, is opening up some of its proprietary code for outside development.
By Neil Versel 04:03 pm July 14, 2009
The newly published July issue of Hospitals & Health Networks includes a story I wrote about the worsening staffing crunch in health IT.