Though there are many more out there, this cheat sheet lists only seven Substack healthcare newsletters. We omitted the ones whose authors publish infrequently, and those that just don’t seem worth your time. Below are the ones “closest to useful.”
Which healthcare verticals carry the most impact — and the least? Peruse the latest data from Similarweb and learn the only two titles that deliver more than a million unique visitors a month — and the six titles whose readerships are too small for SimilarWeb to measure.
It’s rare to find someone who writes only about healthcare tech products and related news — but this list comes really close. We also chose for how frequently a reporter writes. In the interest of focus, we omitted healthcare security and healthcare funding reporters…
Of all the topics in healthcare, this one may seem a bit random, but the democratization of healthcare was picked by experts as a trend to watch in 2019; Stanford published a big report on it. Here are the few journos who have picked up on the trend.
In one Google Doc, we analyze 116 articles across five publications, capturing authors, headlines, URLs and whether the article was positive, negative or neutral in tone. In another, we list the 118 editorial sections contained in 18 leading healthcare publications, accompanied by lists of Tier 1 and Tier 2 journalists, tables on site traffic (SimilarWeb) and coverage volume (IT Database), F2F events and more.
Healthcare IT trades — like all trades — are in the relationships business. They typically make their money through F2F events, awards programs and premium services. Surprisingly few require registration or paid subscriptions, but all of them can be counted on to behave respectfully toward healthcare business. You won’t see the next Theranos being taken down in the trades.
In part 2 of the SWMS Healthcare Deep-Dive, we package 2019 healthcare trends as spotted by HIMSS and Rock Health. These are broad, general technology-based and care-based trends, summarized in bullets.
Even in a realm as “vertical” as healthcare, stories are still stories. Technology is transforming both business and society. Companies and their leaders face crises. Startups succeed and fail. Conversely, much is unique to healthcare. Few industries are more regulated, depend more on new science, and have such a direct impact on life and happiness.
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