Healthcare IT News has gone global: Here's what you need to know

A look at how both Healthcare IT News and sister site MobiHealthNews are now serving an international audience and what that means.
By Tom Sullivan
09:49 AM
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Welcome to the global edition of Healthcare IT News!

As most readers already know, Healthcare IT News recently launched as a global brand, which means you will get the same coverage and more.

With this exciting change brings a new era for Healthcare IT News and its sister site, MobiHealthNews, both of which are complimentary and have an international footprint. We both report breaking news and daily happenings in the information and technology space, as well as deep-dive features, analysis and insights into the hardest problems health IT pros face.

But we also draw distinctions between our coverage areas. In order to better inform our readers and to help guide them to the content that they’re most interested in, we wanted to break down those distinctions as we enter this new era.

Healthcare IT News

HIMSS Media’s flagship publication, Healthcare IT News was founded in 2003, and today we’re all over the digital and information revolution happening right now.

Now that the healthcare system has been digitized, in fact, providers are collecting veritable mountains of data. Indeed, a foundation is in place for innovations driving next-generation healthcare.

Such technological underpinnings enable the overarching care delivery trends such as precision medicine, population health, virtual visits, improving the patient experience and extending care outside the hospital. The technologies hospitals need to make those happen? Analytics, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, EHRs, interoperability, information security, telehealth, among others.

In other words: Healthcare IT News focuses on the tech infrastructure IT shops deploy to serve clinicians, administrators and, of course, patients.

MobiHealthNews

Founded in 2008, MobiHealthNews is dedicated to covering the emerging world of digital health technology. People define the boundaries of digital health in many different ways, but for MobiHealthNews it comes down to covering the intersection of two major trends: the consumerization of healthcare, and healthcare’s adoption of mobile and connected technology.

The consumerization angle leads us to cover patient engagement technology such as hospital apps, PHRs, and patient portals, as well as direct to consumer products like fitness tracking wearables and mail-order genetic tests. It even extends to the use of artificial intelligence to create population health programs that help hospitals intelligently meet the needs of a broad diversity of patients.

Mobile and connected health includes remote patient monitoring, connected drugs and drug delivery devices that promote adherence, synchronous and asynchronous telemedicine, mobile hospital communications, innovative offerings in virtual and augmented reality, and much more.

All of this is happening against the backdrop of value-based care and health tech innovation, as care providers, insurers, employers, investors, pharma companies, and medical device companies all pursue technology and processes that will help them improve the quality of care while decreasing the costs. This is the emerging world that we’re covering at MobiHealthNews.

We hope you enjoy and learn from both Healthcare IT News and MobiHealthNews, and we would appreciate any feedback, so don’t hesitate to drop both or either of us a line.

Thanks for reading,

Tom Sullivan

Editor-in-Chief of Healthcare IT News/Director of Content Development at HIMSS Media
Twitter: SullyHIT
Email the writer: tom.sullivan@himssmedia.com

To connect with MobiHealthNews, please reach out to its Editor-in-Chief Jonah Comstock 
Twitter: @JonahComstock
Email the writer: jonah.comstock@himssmedia.com

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