Technology has transformed health care, and not just the way we maintain medical records. These blogs highlight how new devices, techniques and security measures are improving the industry.
12. THE MEDICAL FUTURIST
Don’t let the silly name fool you, because The Medical Futurist is one of the best online resources for learning about technology in the medical sphere. There’s a real sense of skepticism in each post from medical doctor and geneticist Bertalan Mesko, and the approach is refreshing.
A lot of medical professionals have a colleague who always seems to know which new medical device stands a chance of seriously improving health care. It’s likely this colleague regularly perusesMedgadget, a blog covering new technologies targeted toward numerous specialties.
14. 33 CHARTS
All the new medical technology in the world isn’t very useful if physicians and other medical professionals can’t find a logical way to use it in their practices. The good news is 33 Charts, a blog from pediatrician Dr. Bryan Vartabedian, bridges the gap by offering insight about how physicians can embrace the digital world.
14. EMR STRAIGHT TALK
This blog focuses on the challenges of working in the health care industry and spends a decent amount of time covering health information technology. The guest posts are particularly insightful, often sharing personal anecdotes readers can relate to.
For anything related to medical devices, MassDevice is one of the most comprehensive resources available. While a lot of posts on the website will prove more useful for physicians and other health care professionals, the blog itself is great for anyone who’s generally curious about how medical technology is changing the industry.
16. HEALTH IT BUZZ
Health information technology might sound like a pretty specific topic, but Health IT Buzz proves how much there is to consider. Transitioning to electronic health records has led to a lot of curiosity from physicians, organizations and patients alike, so the blog’s commitment to answering questions in the comments section is especially appreciated.
Written by an IT professional who works in a nonprofit hospital, HIStalk posts an impressive amount of health technology news, responses to reader questions, and the occasional interview with movers and shakers within the health care technology realm. There are also webinars that cover a range of topics relevant to health care IT professionals.
18. SCIENCEDAILY MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY NEWS
This blog covers a whole host of topics, so it’s not terribly surprising medical technology appears on the list. This particular section covers breaking news that has anything to do with medical technology, whether it’s a new type of imaging to detect cancer or an up-and-coming surgical method.
19. MEDICAL CONNECTIVITY
Since 2006, Medical Connectivity has been sharing posts focusing on “patient safety, productivity, [and] patient and staff satisfaction.” The blog focuses on a range of technologies instead of going specific, making it a good resource for those curious about multiple health tech topics.
20. HEALTHCARE INFORMATICS
For anyone who’s found themselves both confused and frustrated when trying to do a little online research about health information technology, the Healthcare Informatics blog will be a welcome read. The writers provide a lot of context and also offer their insight, so readers walk away feeling educated.