Blogging is a benefit for all participants of the Interoperability Showcase. HIMSS HITPU has been named by HealthTech Magazine as one of 2017’s top blogs. Be one of the “brilliant minds of those at HIMSS…” and take advantage of this benefit today!
In order to be accepted blogs must follow the HIMSS guidelines and focus on interoperability.
HIMSS Marketing will provide feedback to ensure that your blog will make the most impact and will work with you on when you would like the content to be posted. Please provide content as soon as possible so HIMSS has ample time to review prior to posting.
Angle: Tell a story with your post. In other words, for the Immunization Integration Program, tell a story about the value of immunization data to you – as a physician, caregiver or other healthcare professional.
Length: Write according to what you have to say.
Base your content on: substance, style, frequency, format, purpose, audience and medium,
as noted in this 2014 article by John Rampton in Forbes on How Long Should My Blog Post Be.
Format: Write your blog post:
Send content to HIMSS:
Call to Action: HIMSS will include a call to action – to learn more about the Immunization Integration Program – with a link to the web page - at the end of your post to encourage discussion.
Questions to ask yourself as you write your post:
Source for “Questions to ask yourself…How to Create an Editorial Strategy for Your Blog: Part 2, Jeremy Porter, January 27, 2016, Journalistics Blog
Examples from the HIMSS Blog
A series by Carla Smith on data from the Longitudinal Study from HIMSS Compensation Survey and Women in Health IT initiative
The Gender Pay Gap in Health IT is Real (8/1/2016)
Why Gender-Based Pay Gaps Exist (8/3/2016)
Achieving Gender-Based Pay Equity (8/4/2016)
A STEPS to Value podcast conducted on the gender-based pay gap and mentioned in his blog post by Adam Bazer - Why I Stand For Pay Equity in Health IT (8/22/2016)
A post on the 2016 HIMSS Cybersecurity Study with links to infographic, research report and news release by Lorren Pettit - Yet Another Cybersecurity Warning Sign: Big Whoop (8/22/2016)
A post with a hashtag in the title by Michael Gaspar
Blog posts as news items each week on #IheartHIT, a storytelling approach to the HIMSS Weekly Insider’s Meet Our Member column by Kelly Wagner.
Once approved they will be posted on the Interoperability Showcase Website and HIMSS Blog.