Mar
1

Health Wonk Review plans

Several folks have expressed an interest in submitting posts to and being kept abreast of our latest venture, Health Wonk Review. Some have asked for copies of the “rules”, a word that makes me break out in hives. So, here are the guidelines we’re working with today.
1. HWR is going to be published every other week. This may change to weekly based on interest.
2. The host will rotate with each publication.
3. The host determines which submissions are included in their edition of HWR.
4. Submissions will include the poster’s name or nom de chroniquer (the nickname under which they post), the url of the blog, the url of the submitted post, and a synopsis of the post.
5. Submissions are due by 9 am EST every other Wednesday – that means March 8, March 22, etc.
6. The host will include the name and email of the next host in their edition of HWR.
7. A separate website for HWR is in development and will be out sometime next week. Details to follow.
8. The host for next week is Matthew Holt – ‘matthew@matthewholt.net’; March 22 host is Kate Steadman – ksteadman@gmail.com; April 5 is David Williams [dwilliams@mppllc.com].
9. We are going to see how this goes and take it from there. As of yesterday, there were 577 hits on “health wonk review” on google – so we are getting a bit of traction.
Finally, thanks to all for their contributions, support, and cross posting.
Joe


Feb
24

UPDATE – Health Wonk Review

This is the premiere edition of Health Wonk Review, a biweekly (or so) compendium of the best of the health policy blogs. We’ve asked over two dozen health policy, infrastructure, insurance, technology and managed care bloggers to send in their best, provided to you in Cliff Notes style. We’ll do this every couple of weeks or more often if the host wants to.
Why? Bunches of reasons.
First, the last two months have seen a renewed interest in the health care policy arena, triggered by Pres. Bush’s State of the Union address, the financial difficulties of GM et al, the emergence of consumer-directed health plans, and the Part D mess.
Second, there are so many excellent policy blogs in the ether that it is impossible for anyone to keep abreast of them all.
Third, Nick Genes’ Grand Rounds has done such an excellent job covering the medical blogger community it inspired us to try to do the same on the policy side (plus Nick has already done most of the heavy lifting figuring out this type of thing so we didn’t have to do too much work).
And as you’ll read, we’re off to a pretty good start.
UPDATE – for a couple of late entries, click below…

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