Monday, January 5, 2009

Blogging, general - 700 Medinnovation Blogs and Counting

This is my 700th blog. These blogs are those of a health care innovation watcher. My blogs concern innovations and contain something new, something borrowed, something blue, something notable, or something quotable. I am a physician cheerleader but sometimes lapse into the role of a health system jeerleader.
Here’s where I gather my material.

• – This is the website of Physicians Practice Options, a monthly newletter. I have been its editor-in-chief for 12 years.

The Health Care Blog - This is the most widely read blog on health care on the web. It has “ everything you ever wanted to know about health care but were afraid to ask.” Its creator, Matthew Holt, San Francisco health analyst and Health 2.0 promoter, has assembled an outstanding cast of knowledgeable and fluent commentators. It is sometimes a little too omniscient, Enthovian, managerial, and preachy about transparency for my taste, but it nevertheless is a must read. – Kevin Pho, a New Hampshire family physician, is the King of the physician bloggers. His blogs are full of pith from the frontline clinical trenches and are much quoted by the major media. - The world of health care as seen by a West Coast ophthalmologist . His blogs cover the waterfront – from EMRs, to RHIOs, to trends, to health policy matters.

• The Wall Street Journal Blog, The business of health care and medical practice. Features an active comment section. – A blog on the news and business of health care, emanating out of Washington, D.C. 41,000+ readers.

• – A blog for 50,000+ health care executives. Features news of the day from national and regional newspapers and commentaries. I have contributed 25 pieces to this blog.

New York Times. Health care news and opinion as seen from the left. The health section is well worth a daily read.

• - This is the original and still the biggest physician social networking site. You must be a registered physician to read. It gives insight into the workings of the physician mind. Its search engine and other features make it easy to navigate. by Dr. Val Jones. Voted number # 1 health care blog in 2007. Val started this blog while with Revolution Health. She focuses on the consumer side of the health equation and encourages consumers to lead a healthier, longer, and more informed lives.

New England Journal of Medicine. - The view from the academic medical ivory tower. Tends to deplore the medical industrial complex and for-profit medicine. The “Perspective “ section is recommended reading.

The Journal of the American Medical Association., and American Medical News, www.amednews. com – This is often the source of major media articles, and I find it useful to read original source.

• - A balanced view of the political scene with articles from left and right and in-between. .


Dr. Val said...

Thanks for including me in your list, Dr. Reece. :) Hope you have a happy New Year!

FYI, my company is Better Health LLC and my URL is:



Richard L. Reece, MD said...

You, too, Val. We shall see what happens. Dick

matthew said...

Hey Dick, THCB is only omniscient when we publish one of your pieces!


Gary M. Levin said...

Awesome!! I am humbled by my inclusion in Dr Reece's 'The Reece List" of blogs.....(my wife will tell you that I am not humbled by very much. Maybe I can put down my "Ophthalmologist, Will work for food" sign and give up my spot on the freeway exits!! Thank you Dr Reece