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HealthTech explores technology and healthcare issues — and shares success stories — relevant to IT leaders and managers at healthcare and senior care organizations evaluating and implementing solutions. HealthTech is published by CDW, which is headquartered in Vernon Hills, Ill.

CDW is a leading multi-brand technology solutions provider to business, government, education and healthcare organizations in North America and the United Kingdom. A Fortune 500 company, CDW was founded in 1984 and employs more than 8,200 coworkers. For the trailing 12 months ended Sept. 30, 2015, the company generated net sales of almost $12.6 billion. For more information, visit www.CDW.com.

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About the Team

Ryan Petersen
Editor in Chief | Email
About: Ryan has been a magazine and newspaper editor for 18 years, with the last 12 covering a variety of bases for CDW’s family of tech magazines. As Editor in Chief, he works on developing editorial strategy and is always on the lookout for new writing talent and sharing great stories with the IT world. In his spare time, Ryan enjoys spending time with his family, biking and obsessively following Iowa Hawkeye sports and Cubs baseball.
Vanessa Roberts
Editorial Director | Email
About: Vanessa has worked on the magazine since April 2005. Previously, she spent 18 years at Government Computer News, as managing editor, news editor and writer. In her former spare time, before her family-of-four years, she liked to read a book in one or two sittings and dive wrecks along the Carolina shores and reefs around any Caribbean island.
Tara E. Buck
Executive Editor | Email
About: Tara has worked as a newspaper reporter and editor for more than 13 years. Most recently, she was the special publications editor at The Daily Record in Baltimore, which published a variety of legal- and business-focused supplements in addition to higher education and consumer guides. In her downtime, Tara enjoys cooking and traveling with her husband.
Dan Bowman
Managing Editor | Email
About: Dan is an editor focusing on healthcare technology. His experience includes stints with newspapers including the Washington Post and the Washington Times.
Jean Dal Porto
Senior Editor | Email
About: Jean has worked in the publishing industry for over 20 years, and brings her experience as a medical editor to her role as senior editor of HealthTech magazine. As a Chicago native who currently lives in southeastern Wisconsin, she remains a die-hard Cubs and Blackhawks fan. In her life outside of work, you’ll find her galloping across a field on one of her Morgan horses, with her two Labradors in pursuit.
Juliet Van Wagenen
Senior Web Editor | Email
About: Juliet is the senior web editor for HealthTech magazine. In her seven years as a journalist she has covered everything from aerospace to indie music reviews — but she is unfailingly partial to covering technology.
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Art Directors

Kevin Hambel
David Vogin

Copy Editors

Allison Leopold
Ellen Wu

Project Managers

Hanorah Srihari
Macy Kinde

Production Managers

Dan Brenner

Photo Editor

Sara Elder


Eugene Lee

Advertising Coordinator

Danielle Rogers

Ad Design & Production

Tina McCartney
Tom Crawford

Healthcare Customer Insights

Nancy Ragont, Senior Manager

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Vice President, Healthcare Sales

Bob Rossi

Directors of Sales, Healthcare

Jon Karl, Healthcare East
Tom Maloney, Healthcare West
Dennis Morley, Strategic Accounts
Gus Vlahos, Healthcare Central

Editorial Calendar

Read the editorial calendar for the quarterly print magazine.


Trending Tech to Watch
Keep Pace with Looming Threats VR
Healthcare’s Evolving Cloud Use Cases Hyperconverged Infrastructure
Patient Care Drives Technology Strategies  
For Seniors, Smart Homes Add Safety and Independence  
Successful Implementation of EMR  


Events E-News
HIMSS (February) Internet
National HIPAA Summit (March) Hardware


Trending Tech to Watch
Telemedicine Delivers Where It Counts: Cost, Access and Satisfaction Secure Text
Smart Room Technology Improves Patient Satisfaction, Provider Workflow Security Analytics
Hospitals Turn to the Cloud to Manage Population Health Data Analytics
Rolling Out Data Analytics to Empower Learning Health Systems Wearables
Patient Identification Top of Mind for Healthcare Providers  


Events E-News
Health Datapalooza (April) Cloud
World Congress’s 14th Annual Data and Technology Summit (April) Software
American Telemedicine Association (April) Data Center
Argentum (May) Security
AAMI (June)  


Trending Tech to Watch
How the Cloud Benefits Healthcare Imaging Speech Recognition
Collaborative Tele-ICU Technology Stretches Scope of Care, Saves Money IaaS
Digital Signage, Wayfinding Tech Improves Patient Flow, Employee Care  
Single Sign-On Tools Boost Security, Provider Workflow for Hospitals  


  Data Center


Trending Tech to Watch
Turning to Cloud to Improve Backup and Data Recovery Sensors
Patient-Facing Mobile Tools Enable Seamless Care Delivery AI
Shore Up Endpoint Security via Encryption  
How Storage and Data Center Technology Power Analytics and Business  
Intelligence Tools for Healthcare Organizations  
2017 HealthTech Year in Review / 2018 Top Tech Trends  


Events E-News
National Cyber Security Awareness Month (October) Cloud
U.S. News Healthcare of Tomorrow Conference (November) Security
RSNA (November) Software
HIMSS Connected Health Conference Data Center
Jan 19 2017