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.

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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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Photo Editor

Sara Elder


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Bob Rossi

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Jon Karl, Healthcare East
Tom Maloney, Healthcare West
Dennis Morley, Strategic Accounts
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Editorial Calendar

Read the editorial calendar for the quarterly print magazine.


Themes Trending
Changing the Way Users Work Building an Infrastructure for Precision Medicine
Data Center Technology to Help Healthcare Organizations Avoid Mobile Mayhem
Digital Workspace How GetWellNetwork Technology Helps Hospitals Optimize Patient Engagement
IoT Innovation in Aging Influences Senior Care
Managing Risk 2018 Tech Trends in Healthcare
Upgrading and Preparing for the Future  
Tech to Watch Events
AI’s Growing Role in Senior Care HIMSS (March)
Asset Management Technology  
VR Innovations and How Doctors Provide Care  
Turning to Flash for Storage Needs  


Themes Trending
Changing the Way Users Work Maximizing IT Efficiency and Security with a Virtualized Infrastructure
Data Center Planning an Infrastructure to Power Virtual Hospitals
Doing More with Less How to Prepare for DOD’s EHR Rollout
Managing Risk Technology’s Role in Care and Operations Continuity During Relocation
Tech to Watch Events
Smartphone-Enabled Medical Devices American Telemedicine Association Annual Meeting (April)
Voice and Speech Recognition to Combat Physician Burnout Argentum (May)
Hyperconverged Infrastructure for Hospital Simplification  


Themes Trending
Cloud The Technology Behind Hospital IT Command Centers
Data Center Building a Strong Tech Foundation for Population Health Management
Digital Workspace Mitigating IoT Security Concerns in Hospitals
IoT Managing Healthcare Organization Power and Cooling Challenges
Managing Risk  
Upgrading and Preparing for the Future  


Tech to Watch Events
Drones in the Healthcare Landscape 50 Must-Read Health IT Blogs List (August)
Technology to Bolster Hospital Asset Management  
Data Analytics and Warehousing to Improve Workflow, Patient Care  
Video Surveillance to Reduce Theft in Hospitals and Health Systems  


Themes Trending
Cloud Rebuilding Your IT Infrastructure After a Ransomware Attack
Collaboration Tapping the Cloud to Manage Medical Image Storage and Sharing
Managing Risk Beacon Technology’s Role in Helping Hospitals Deliver Better Patient Care
Data Center Enhancing the Patient Experience with State-of-the-Art Digital Signage
Digital Transformation 2019 Emerging Technologies in Healthcare
Transforming the Customer Experience  
Tech to Watch Events
Blockchain to Improve Security, Interoperability in Healthcare Organizations Leading Age (senior care) (October)
Smart Bandages and Other IoT-Friendly Devices on the Network National Health IT Week (October)
Clinical Mobile Computers for Workflow Efficiency National Cyber Security Awareness Month (October)
Jan 19 2017