With just about any endeavor, I realize it’s important to draw influence from, and give recognition to those who are further ahead of me in my career and other aspirations. While I’ve been in Healthcare IT for many years, I haven’t been writing about it for too long. I decided this is a good time for me to recognize four outstanding folks who I’ve been following, and have a little fun with some complimentary titles.
So let’s find out who earns these distinctive titles:
John Lynn – The Writing Machine
John is the brains behind HealthcareScene.com, a collection of multiple blogs covering EHRs, Meaningful Use, HIPAA, mobile technology, and overall Healthcare Technology issues. His sites have over 8,000 articles, and John has written at least 4,000 himself. While some of his posts are short, and some long, they are pretty well thought out, and he certainly has his finger on the pulse of Healthcare IT. Seriously, he’s everywhere. Does he ever sleep?
Marsha Tatt – The LinkedIn Queen
I’ve followed Marsha on LinkedIn for about a year. She specializes in Healthcare career counseling, and is very active in multiple LinkedIn groups. She also operates HealthcareITWorld.com, a site for posting and finding Healthcare IT jobs. Working in the Epic arena, I don’t have much trouble finding opportunities, but if something did go downhill for me, I’d sure consider connecting with Marsha.
Shahid Shah – The Process King
I really appreciate Shahid’s depth of understanding Healthcare IT, and the complexities of regulations, implementations, and strategy. While a lot of blogs are focused on trendy marketing-friendly content, Shahid gets into the nuts and bolts of the business. I always learn something from his writing. His main site is healthcareguy.com.
Ed Marx – The Most Inspiring
HIMSS recognized Ed as 2013 CIO of the Year, and certainly for good reason. He is the CIO of Texas Health Resources, and has made his mark not just on the technical front, but as an inspirational leader who sees Healthcare IT as a calling that can really make a difference in the lives of patients. If I’m having a hard day at work, I can read one of his articles, and find renewed strength for the battle. His main work is called CIO Unplugged, found at HISTalk.com.
Maybe this post can be a reminder for all of us to not only find those to get inspiration from, but work on becoming that inspiration for someone else coming behind us.
I’ll leave you with this quote from Benjamin Franklin:
Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.