Many Healthcare Students and New Professionals wonder what the best ways are to stay connected to the newest Healthcare trends. Most of us realize that the world of business card rolodex’s is long gone. In today’s highly technological world the best way to stay on top of that is new, changing and evolving in the fast paced world of Healthcare and Healthcare Management. One of the best ways to stay connected is to connect to other Healthcare Professionals through blogs. Blogs were created for people to record their thoughts and opinions and share them with readers. Since their creation, blogs have turned into a great source of information regarding a number of topics. Here is a list of the “must read” blogs for Healthcare Management Students and Professionals.
Top Blogs for Healthcare Management Students and Professionals
db’s Medical Rants – A blog written by Dr. Robert Centor and academic general internist at the University of Alabama School of Medicine (UASOM). His blog focuses on Internal medicine, American healthcare, and medical education, with regular rants about popular medical topics.
Healing Hospitals – The blog is written by Dr. Nicholas Jacobs, the international director for SunStone Consulting, LLC. He previously served as president of Windber (Pa.) Medical Center and the Windber Research Institute. His blog focuses largely on hospital administration, medical errors and big picture health reform topics.
John Goodman’s Health Policy Blog – A blog written by John Goodman, the president and CEO of the National Center for Policy Analysis. The blog focuses on Health reform, healthcare costs and quality.
Modern Healthcare Blog – A blog published by the popular publication Modern Healthcare. This blog covers a vast range of topics including the business side of Healthcare, Issues facing practitioners and changes to the Healthcare system.
Wachter’s World – Written by Dr. Robert Wachter, professor and associate chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. He is also chief of the Division of Hospital Medicine, chief of the medical service at UCSF Medical Center and a national advocate for patient safety. His blog focuses on “lively and iconoclastic ruminations on hospitals, hospitalists, quality and patient safety”.
How to Stay on Top of your Blog List
One of the best time savers for multiple blog subscribers is to subscribe to a blog reader. There are several options for blog readers, with the common theme of organizing all of your blogs in one spot. Some of the most popular services include Feedly, Digg Reader, The Old Reader and Bloglovin. Many of these readers are available for use on your computer, phone or tablet. They allow you to stay up to date on your favorite blogs while you are on the go.
By connecting with important topics in the field of Healthcare both students and professionals can stay on top of important changes, reforms and additions to the field of Healthcare. As the field evolves, it is imperative to be aware of how changes will affect you as a Healthcare Manager. Blogs are an important part of how you can be at the cutting edge of the Healthcare Management and Administration field.