FierceHealthIT announces two big changes for the New Year

Jim O'NeilAmid the hustle and bustle that seems inevitable at this time of year, we wanted to pause, take a deep breath, and thank each and every one you for spending part of your day with us. From Keene, N.H., to Billings, Mont., readers relied on us to deliver relevant, need-to-know news about the evolving world of health IT. Thanks to you--and to our team of dedicated journalists--we enjoyed a tremendous year of growth.

We're excited to expand even further in 2012! That's why we've made two important changes to kick off the New Year. For starters, we've appointed veteran health IT reporter Gienna Shaw to serve as the inaugural editor-in-chief of Fierce's entire healthcare group. Gienna will drive the editorial direction of our eight healthcare publications, including FierceHealthcare, FierceHealthPayer and FiercePracticeManagement. Many of you are probably familiar with Gienna from the many years she spent covering the healthcare industry at HealthLeaders Media. We're thrilled she has joined our team!

We'll also start publishing FierceHealthIT every day (rather than weekly), beginning in January. So expect even more news and commentary from your team of expert journalists, including Ken Terry, Dan Bowman, Sara Jackson, Marla Durben Hirsch, the aforementioned Gienna Shaw, and more.

We're excited about these changes and can't wait to get crackin'. And of course, we couldn't have done it without you. We look forward to serving you even better in 2012!

Very best wishes,

Wendy Johnson