It is hard to believe but this past weekend marks one year since we began our excursion into the realm of social media. The original post served as an introduction and announced our intent to provide an objective view of the intersection of health information technology and the practice of nephrology. Since that time we have posted a collection of pertinent articles every Friday in the News Roundup. In addition, each Monday we create an original post related to a variety of health IT issues that impact nephrologists. Today’s post is the 110th post during the past 12 months.
During our first year we have had the privilege to work with four guest bloggers; Drs. Peter Manring and Jason Shey, and practice managers Mary Polk and Beth Shaw. A special thanks to these four individuals for their contributions to the blog. We have also had countless comments from readers which always add additional perspective to the posts. A special shout out to our most frequent commenter, Dr. Randy Gertner.
Looking back over the first year, I recall our internal discussions related to planning to launch the blog. Shortly after we kicked it off, I privately wondered if it would be possible to write about something of interest every week. Fortunately (or not, depending on your perspective) the past year has witnessed a significant amount of change and some degree of turbulence within the Health IT space—thus, we have not suffered from a lack of subject matter.
As the blog prepares to start its second trip around the sun, I would like to recognize some folks without whose help, this would have not been possible: Amy Bordoni, whose tireless devotion makes the News Roundup a reality each week and without whose help most would suspect English was a second language for yours truly; Megan Wiley, whose dedication and artistic input continue even while away on maternity leave (congrats Megan!); and Jason Holcomb, whose optimism and support continue to make this effort worthwhile. Finally, thanks to all of our readers. Your attention and feedback suggest the content is relevant. We will continue to strive to keep it so and we look forward to the ongoing conversation.