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Top Healthcare Blogs Every Compliance Officer Should Read - 2015

Posted by Erin Lewis on Tue, Sep 08, 2015

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We combed through the web of online healthcare blogs and pulled some of the best, well-read and informational blogs out there to develop a list of the top healthcare blogs.

The list ranges from general healthcare and compliance, to healthcare technology and trends, to leadership and business culture. Every healthcare compliance officer, or anyone who works in the healthcare industry for that matter, should be frequent visitors to these websites. 

General Healthcare

The Health Care Blog:

The Health Care Blog is the leading online forum covering the business of healthcare and the new, changing ideas of the healthcare industry. 

Their tag line, “Everything you wanted to know about the health care system, but were afraid to ask" stands true. Their posts include a variety of topics like, the Affordable Care Act, healthcare startups, the business of healthcare, national healthcare policy and, of course, day-to-day healthcare news. And that's just a handful. 

According to The Wall Street Journal, The Health Care Blog is “the leading voice in the field” and the New York Times deems it “the authority.” 

Contributing Bloggers include some of the most influential voices in healthcare today.

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Health Affairs Blog:

Health Affairs Blog is a conglomeration of articles about health policy and issues affecting healthcare. Their posts cover topics like Health IT, Affordable Care Act, Medicare and Medicaid, long-term care services, hospitals and much more. To add more credibility, the Health Affairs Blog has been cited by members of Congress, The New York Time, Forbes and many others.

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KevinMD is social media's leading physician voice. Deemed "A must-read blog" from Forbes, KevinMD is a vehicle for commentary on shared stories and insights of individuals involved with the healthcare system. Topics include: healthcare policy, IT, physicians and more.

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The Doctor Weighs In:

Covers all things in health and healthcare from obesity to anti-aging and fitness, to technology in healthcare and medical research. The Doctor Weighs In originally started as a blog about obesity and weight loss but has expanded, in the past few years, to comprise all aspects of healthcare. 

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The Wall Street Journal: Health

The Wall Street Journal: Health is a blog, written by the Wall Street Journal Staff and Dow Jones Newswires, dedicated to news and analysis on personal health, new research and health news. Topics include general health, hospitals, medicare, Obama, health reform, health law and many more.

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Information Technology

Tao Security:

Tao Security is Richard Bejtlich's blog on digital security, strategic thought and military history. You can get lost in the articles on this page! Ranging from predictions for the next Top Gun movie, to security researchers hacking into a car and shutting it down on the highway. Clearly security is Richard Bejtlich's passion, and, if you have any interest in the topic, this is definitely a top one to follow.

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Krebs On Security:

Provides a one-stop-shop for in depth security and news. Brain Krebs is a New York Times Bestseller with a technical background and a passion for computer security. His blog offers advice on security tools, tech-industry trends, recent breaches and much more.

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Naked Security:

An award-winning computer security news by SOPHOS. One of the highlights from this security site is its Data tab. It discusses attention-grabbing stories around data breaches and losses. You'll find stories from top security trends to 60 second security videos on best practices for your digital activities.

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Health Tech Hatch:

An innovation in the world of health tech from avatars to data analytics. Gain insight and inspiration by reading stories from heath tech product innovators, ranging from both startups and developed companies. The site provides a multitude of references - from video blurbs, interviews recorded at health tech conferences, and a user-friendly index that allows you to quickly search for topics.

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Healthcare IT News:

Your resource guide for the most up-to-date information on maintaining security, as well as top headlines regarding potential security breaches. There are instructional posts on the best practices to implement and ensure your data and information systems are private and secure.

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3M Health Information Systems:

A market-leading coding system and ICD-10 expert, delivering innovative software and consulting services to over 5,000 hospitals worldwide. Their respected reputation is backed by nearly 30 years of healthcare industry experience and more than 100 credentialed 3M coding experts. There is easy, free access to view on-demand recorded webinars, mainly geared toward coding rules, requirements and resources. Topics include, IT quality, innovative software, healthcare data and much more.

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Healthcare Compliance


Your source for healthcare compliance news, advice from healthcare industry experts and all things related to OIG exclusions. Our frequent contributor, Michael Rosen, brings more than 20 years of experience in founding and leading risk mitigation business to ProviderTrust's blog. He has received numerous accolades such as: INC. Magazine 500 Award and Nashville Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year.

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The Compliance and Ethics Blog:

is "your industry resource for compliance and ethics news." The Compliance and Ethics Blog is hosted by the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE) and their purpose is to implement ethical practice and compliance standards in all organizations. Topics include everything you need to know about compliance, ethics and compliance programs. Their editorial board consists of well-known compliance thought leaders in the healthcare industry.

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Compliance Week:

has several blogs that posts daily about critical risk and compliance issues. Their blogs are categorized by topic which includes accounting and auditing updates, compliance, enforcement actions, regulatory development, compliance risk, GRC and much more. Compliance week is the leading information service on corporate governance, risk and compliance.

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Healthcare Trends

Modern Healthcare:

Is the leader in healthcare business news, research and data. With a tag line like that, it's clear why we selected Modern Healthcare for our Healthcare Trends category. You can find a wide-range of topics covered on this blog site with new updates daily. If you simply register, you can get 12 free articles every 30 days. 

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The Wall Street Journal Health Blog:

The Wall Street Journal's Health Blog reports on the business of the healthcare industry, as well as legislation and trends in health care. WSJ's Health Blog offers news and analysis on health and the business of health.

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Federal Government and Agencies

The OIG HHS Website:

Although it's not technically a blog, staying abreast on what the OIG is up to is a must. They have weekly, and sometimes daily, updates, news releases, media publications, videos, tutorials and cases posted on their site. Bookmark it, RSS feed it - whatever you have to do. Always have a good pulse on where their priorities lie.

Leadership & Culture

Leadership Freak:

"Empowering leaders 300 words at a time." Authored by Dan Rockwell, Leadership Freak was the most socially-shared leadership blog of 2012, 2013 and 2014. Dan Rockwell's writing journey began with his innate need to make a difference in the world. His enlightening posts are derived for years of leadership study and experience.

Leadership Freak is ideal for those who enjoy concise, easy-to-read posts that are inspiring and informative, yet do not take much time to read. Just easily browse posts by category, date or keyword and your on you way to 300 words.

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Harvard Business Review:

Hosts ideas and advice for leaders. Harvard Business Review is a market group of Harvard Business Publishing, a not-for profit wholly-owned subsidiary of Harvard University. The leading destination for smart management thinking, Harvard Business Review delivers insights and best practices to professionals around the world, and is geared toward making a positive impact on the individual and the organization as a whole.

Important to note: You can only view 5 free articles a month. There is currently an offer available where you can sign up for free unlimited access through the month of August. As an alternative, you can subscribe to their daily posts to receive your dose of free insight.

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A question & answer site where entrepreneurial icons answer your questions. Quora is acknowledged by many lists as one of the top blogs for entrepreneurs, and is a great resource to get your questions answered by some of the most respected business leaders (name drop alert: Mark Cuban). Community members have the ability to rate answers, so you are able to view the top answers to each question.

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Which blogs do you subscribe to? Comment Below!

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Co-Written By: 

Jamie Lambert | ProviderTrust Marketing Coordinator
Chelsea Ducat | ProviderTrust Client Services Associate
Erin Lewis | ProviderTrust Blogging Leader

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