InformationWeek Healthcare Launches to Address Changing Needs of Healthcare Technology Professionals Amid Mandate for Improved Patient Care and Lower Costs

New Editorial Portfolio Provides Critical Information, Unique Insights and Tools for Healthcare Technology Professionals in an Industry on the Cusp of Major Transformation

Sep 1, 2009

InformationWeek, the leading multimedia business technology brand, announced today the launch of InformationWeek Healthcare ( The new Web site, newsletter ( and InformationWeek Analytics Reports (, coupled with expanded coverage in InformationWeek magazine and live Web events, helps healthcare technology professionals understand how to apply new technologies for more effective patient care and more efficient operations.

The federal government has set aside close to $20 billion to encourage hospitals, doctors' offices, and other healthcare providers to start digitizing their medical records and processes. The goal: to get at least half of U.S. hospitals and doctors' offices to adopt e-health record systems by 2014, up from less than 10% today.

InformationWeek has covered the IT strategies, issues, and implementations defining the healthcare industry for years. With federal funding and mandates on the table, the pressure is on healthcare technology professionals to get going now. InformationWeek Healthcare is timed to serve healthcare technology professionals tasked with analyzing IT products, services, policies, and vendor strategies aimed at the sector.

"Our goal is to chronicle and explain the technology changes rippling through the healthcare industry," said Rob Preston, VP and Editor In Chief of InformationWeek. "We're placing a strong focus on the needs of the healthcare technology executive, giving those individuals timely, actionable insights. We know these executives are under close scrutiny, and we're going to help them make the best decisions possible."

The InformationWeek Healthcare site and related content offerings revolve around critical areas of coverage, including electronic records systems, e-prescriptions, document/content management, wireless/mobile computing, data storage, data portability, security, HIPAA and other regulations, government policies and initiatives, and patient advocacy issues. The multimedia approach combines news, blogs, video, personalization, a best of the Web news recommendation engine, research reports, and links to InformationWeek's online network of sites.

InformationWeek Healthcare recently launched two in depth InformationWeek Analytics reports to help Healthcare technology professionals make more informed, smarter technology adoption and investment decisions.

  --  E-Health: One Step Closer To All Those Stimulus Bucks - With a key
      requirements-setting exercise done, policy-makers, vendors, and most
      important healthcare providers prepare to embrace electronic
      healthcare systems in a much bigger way.

  --  HIPAA: Time To Get Serious - Over the last year, the Department of
      Health and Human Services has fined one provider $100,000 for security
      lapses and issued 47 corrective action plans. We don't expect this
      pace of enforcement to slack off. Are you at risk?

To ensure timely delivery of critical technology information, healthcare technology executives can register to receive the weekly InformationWeek Healthcare Newsletter (

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