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This site is intended to help you untangle the wide range of concepts included in the implementation and development of heatlh information technology. It is put together by journalists for journalists. We hope to provide resources, tips, commentaries and questions that will help deepen your understanding of the complex landscape and business of health information technology, including how it fits in with the Affordable Care Act, how it is expected to lower costs while improving care, security concerns, how wearable may affect health and more. 

We thank the Gordon and Betty Moore FoundationGordon and Betty Moore Foundation for the support that made this Web portal possible. The foundation has not dictated the content on these pages, but rather has provided a grant or financial sponsorship that allows us to pay for the costs associated with collecting, writing, editing and presenting valuable resources.

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About your topic leader

What questions do you have about health information technology and how to cover it?

HIT topic leaderRebecca Vesely, AHCJ’s health information technology topic leader, is writing blog posts, tip sheets, articles and gathering resources to help our members cover the complex world of heath information technology.

If you have questions or suggestions for future resources on the topic, please send them to

Rebecca Vesely is AHCJ's health information technology topic leader. She will be helping you to understand and cover this fast-changing and increasingly important aspect of health care.

Vesely started writing about health IT in the late 1990s as a reporter and then Washington bureau chief for Wired News. Since then, she has covered health care as a staff reporter for the Oakland Tribune, the Bay Area News Group and Modern Healthcare magazine. She was a founding editor of Business 2.0 magazine, chronicling the first dot com boom. She directed a short-lived but award-winning social media site for teen girls called ChickClick. And she served as a contributing reporter to and California Healthline, covering California health policy, telehealth and mobile health. Her writing has appeared in numerous publications and she has penned guides on electronic prescribing and health information exchange for patients and providers.

Vesely has a bachelor's degree in international relations and French studies from Mills College in Oakland, Calif., and a master's degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

She looks forward to connecting with journalists and serving as a resource. You can reach her directly at