Readers' favorite health IT interviews and articles

David Blumenthal, Todd Park, You Tube and social networking were among the topics that attracted the most reader interest this year. The following popular items appeared in FierceHealthIT, FierceEMR, or FierceMobileHealthcare:  

  • An exclusive interview with National Health IT Coordinator Dr. David Blumenthal, conducted right before he announced he was stepping down as ONC head. Blumenthal provided insight into interoperability and Meaningful Use. Interview
  • An interview with athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush, conducted right after Blumenthal announced he was stepping down. Bush correctly predicted that Farzad Mostashari would take over for Blumenthal, and also talked about how Washington should butt out of healthcare. Interview
  • An interview with Todd Park, Chief Technology Officer at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, who discusses the recent Institute of Medicine report on health IT safety, as well as what he sees as his role in government (after coming over from the private sector). Interview
  • An interview with Epocrates cofounder Jeff Tangney after the launch of Doximity, as the physician social networking site started to gain steam. Interview
  • A special report on "11 faces to follow in healthcare social media." Special report 
  • A Fierce 2011 list of "5 YouTube healthcare videos worth watching." List
  • A special report on "6 physician social networks at a glance." Special report