News & Journals

The following are links to newsletters, journals, and trade magazines, with a focus on medicine, health information, and open source technology:

News & Magazines

  • CMIO Magazine - An online magazine and weekly newsletter for Chief Medical Information Officers (CMIO).
  • ComputerWorld - Providing news about the development and use of open source solutions in the public and private sectors.
  • EHR for Doctors - An online news web site about EHR systems for doctors.
  • FierceHealth IT Weekly News - A Fierce Markets publication providing weekly news updates, white papers and reports for health IT leaders.
  • Google News - Links to news items about open source health IT generated by Google News.
  • Government Health IT News - Providing coverage of government, health information technology and healthcare management issues for decision-makers.
  • Healthcare IT News - Offers healthcare IT executives timely, pertinent news on new technologies, IT strategies and tactics, statutory and regulatory issues, as well as provider and vendor updates published in partnership with HIMSS.
  • Healthcare Informatics Online - Providing online news, whitepapers, blogs, webinars and more with a focus on health IT leadership, vision and strategy.
  • Linux Insider - Provides news and information from around the world on the Linux and Free & Open Source Software (FOSS) communities and activities.
  • Linux Medical News  - A news web site for Linux and Free & Open Source Software in Medicine.
  • Medical News  - The latest Medical News and Research from around the world by News-Medical.Net
  • Mobile Health Watch - Focused on mobile health news and resources.
  • Modern Healthcare - A leading source of healthcare business & policy news.
  • OpenEMR News - News & blog posts about OpenEMR installations and activities.
  • Open Health News (OHN) - The premier news site covering the open source health IT community and software solutions.
  • Open Source Magazine - An online magazine addressing issues, trends and technologies like JAVA, Eclipse, Linux, Open Source, Open Web 2.0 and more.
  • OpenSource.Com News - News about open source software tools and solutions being deployed by businesses and government.
  • OStatic - Web site providing news, information, blogs, tweets, and more on open source issues and solutions.
  • Physicians News: Medicine & Technology - Focused on physicians and health policy, medical economics, health care law and technology.
  • Virtual Medical Worlds - A monthly magazine about Telemedicine and High Performance Computing and Networking for readers interested in computer applications in medical environments. (Discontinued/Archived)
* Check out the HINARI Programme, providing free or low cost online access to major journals in biomedical and related social sciences to not-for-profit institutions in developing countries.

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* Many of the open source clinical software communities have their own news feeds focused on their particular product and users, e.g. OpenClinica, Mirth, OpenEMR, caBIG, OpenMRS, VistA, etc. though Open Health News (OHN) tries to post the most significant items from these sites.

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Health Informatics Job Outlook

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment in medical and health informatics is expected to increase by 18 percent through the year 2016. That’s faster than the average for all occupations in the United States.