Modern Healthcare and Crain Communications are pleased to announce that HHS' Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has asked veteran reporter John Morrissey to assist the agency and National Coordinator David Brailer in developing a national strategy for increasing the adoption of information technology in healthcare. Morrissey, who has covered healthcare IT for the magazine since 1993, will start his two-month fellowship with HHS in Washington on Nov. 1. Morrissey will bring that unique experience back to Modern Healthcare and our readers in January when he returns to his reporting post in Chicago.
The fellowship is the second for a Modern Healthcare reporter in the past two years. Last year, former reporter Julie Piotrowski was one of only eight journalists worldwide to be selected as a Knight Public Health Journalism Fellow at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. Piotrowski, who left the magazine earlier this year to pursue a master's degree in public health, spent three months with the CDC to learn more about the nation's public health system and how the media could better disseminate important public health information.
When the federal government needs advice on how to improve our nation's healthcare system, it turns to Modern Healthcare. We congratulate Morrissey on his achievement, and we look forward to sharing his experience and knowledge with our readers upon his return.