Thu, 29 November 2007
From the Department of Better Late Than Never comes this podcast with Nick Jacobs, CEO of Windber Medical Center in Windber, Pa., who's well known in some circles for being perhaps the first hospital chief in the country to write his own blog.
Nick's Blog has been around since May 2005, and Jacobs also contributes to Hospital Impact and to the World Health Care Blog. Paul Levy at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston has been writing his blog since August 2006. (I've got them both beat, as my blog dates to May 2004. But I am not going to brag until I get the kind of traffic that HIStalk does. That blog, which I've heard referred to as the "National Enquirer of health IT," recently passed 1 million visitors. I'm still looking up at 30,000.)
Speaking of historical records, I've been sitting on this podcast since September, when Jacobs was in Chicago for the third Healthcare Blogging & Social Media Summit way back in September. I've got an even older recording in the podcast pipeline, and who knows when I'll get to that? I did write about Jacobs in Digital HealthCare & Productivity in early October, but now you can hear what he's all about.
Podcast details: Interview with Nick Jacobs, CEO of Windber (Pa.) Medical Center. MP3, mono, 64 kbps, 9 MB. Running time 19:34.
0:49 Genesis of the blog