Neil Versel

Neil joined MedCity News in April 2015, writing about healthcare technology. He covers how hospitals, health insurance companies and other parts of the medical industry leverage cutting-edge technologies: from health IT to telemedicine to healthcare social media.

He has been covering healthcare IT since 2000, across a wide range of publications. He specializes in health information technology, mobile healthcare, healthcare quality, physician practice and hospital management and healthcare finance.

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Things I learned at HIMSS17

There's only so much HIMSS conference a publication like MedCity News can cover, so it's impossible to know everything that has gone on here in Orlando, but let's give it our best shot.

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A Deep-dive Into Specialty Pharma

A specialty drug is a class of prescription medications used to treat complex, chronic or rare medical conditions. Although this classification was originally intended to define the treatment of rare, also termed “orphan” diseases, affecting fewer than 200,000 people in the US, more recently, specialty drugs have emerged as the cornerstone of treatment for chronic and complex diseases such as cancer, autoimmune conditions, diabetes, hepatitis C, and HIV/AIDS.