Change is in the air!

As summer winds down, football gets underway--and many hospitals prepare to roll out their new fiscal budgets--there's a familiar feeling of "newness" in the air. Forget New Year's--Fall is a great time for new beginnings and starting over. That's certainly true at FierceHealthcare, where we've got some great changes and new additions in store.

First off, I'm excited to be joining FierceHealthcare as its first full-time, dedicated publisher. A career journalist who has strictly focused on healthcare reporting for the past 12 years, I joined the Fierce team a few weeks ago and am thrilled to be part of such a dedicated, hardworking organization that's growing by leaps and bounds. Many of you may have met me through my years of work at DecisionHealth and HCPro. If you haven't, please introduce yourselves to me at MGMA, RSNA and other shows we'll be attending this fall. I look forward to meeting you!

We also have a few other "first-ever" changes in store. Later this fall, look for two new "eBooks" to hit our virtual bookshelf. One will focus on the right--and wrong--ways to integrate an EMR system into your medical practice. The other (cue "Jaws" theme music here) will delve into the latest RAC data and share real-world RAC audit survival strategies. As always, these information-packed premiums will be free of charge.

Another first: We're in the early stages of planning a virtual "Executive Summit" that will allow you to attend vital educational sessions, network with colleagues and reap exclusive deals from vendors, right from the comfort of your own desk or the nearest caffeinated WiFi hotspot. Look for more info to come.

So as you can see, we're knee-deep in the thick of growth and change here at Fierce, and we wouldn't have it any other way! As we head into fall, we're embracing the season and hope you'll continue to embrace us.

Let's all get ready for a great year! - Wendy