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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 covering it?

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

If you have questions or suggestions for resources on the topic, please send them to healthit@healthjournalism.org.

Karen Blum is a health care and science journalist in the Baltimore area. She has written health IT stories for publications such as Pharmacy Practice News, Clinical Oncology News, Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News, General Surgery News and Infectious Disease Special Edition.

An experienced freelancer for the last 17 years, she has master's and bachelor's degrees from the Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism, with continuing education from Johns Hopkins University.

She's served as a judge for AHCJ's Awards for Excellence in Health Care Journalism, and was a member of the conference planning committee for Health Journalism 2019.