Blogging Guidelines: NHIT Week

Thank you for your interest in contributing your thought leadership for NHIT Week. Submit blog content by September 4 to Content@himss.org

If published, your thought leadership has the potential to reach upwards of 337,000 readers from healthcare and IT professionals to executives and entrepreneurs. Posts receive close to 600 views each, on average, with most readers staying about three minutes. 

Most posts are shared on our social channels, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, with a combined following of more than 55,000.

NHIT Week Topics

For NHIT Week blog content, we ask that your blog focus on one of the following engagement areas:

  • Supporting Healthcare Transformation
  • Increasing Economic Opportunity
  • Expanding Access to Quality Healthcare
  • Making Communities Healthier

Who Can Write

We accept blog posts for consideration from all NHIT Week Partners.

Our Readership

Content should be suitable for audiences ranging from those who want to learn about health information and technology, to those who are subject matter experts.

Our readers include executives, IT professionals, clinical providers, public policy professionals and investors.

What Writing Style Works

Write in a conversational, non-technical way. If using technical language, provide an explanation in common terms.

We find that blog posts do best when they take a personal approach: my journey, making my mark, becoming an influencer.

Focus on a specific area of your topic and go deep rather than generalizing the whole topic. Give examples and metrics whenever possible.

If referencing a report, article, etc., please include a link to the source material.

Incorporate subheads and bullets. Keep paragraphs short.

Posts can range in length from 600 to 2,000+ words. Keep it simple – see how few words you can use rather than how many.

What We Can’t Include

  • Author bios
  • Brand/company/product references
  • Company boilerplates
  • Company logos
  • Product pictures
  • Event booth numbers

How We Share Your Thought Leadership

Posts are shared on the NHIT Week website and HIMSS.org as appropriate and oftentimes on our social channels with 55,000+ followers.

We also encourage you to share your post on your personal social media accounts.

Deadlines for Contribution

We will not accept blog content after September 4. Blog content will begin posting the week of September 10 through October.

Review and Posting Process

Send the following to Content@himss.org:

  • Word document with your content
  • JPG of your headshot
  • Your organization name, job title, location
  • Sentence on why your organization feels it is important to participate in NHIT Week

The HIMSS communications team will review your content and if accepted, edit as needed.

You’ll have an opportunity to review the edited content.

Once final, you will be sent the scheduled date your blog will be posted.

After your piece is posted, you will be sent a link. We ask that you share the HIMSS post of your content through your networks and incorporate the hashtag #IHeartHIT.

Please Note

HIMSS reserves the right not to post a submitted guest blog and to edit and adjust as needed, now and in the future.

Please do not republish the piece in full on your or your company’s website, but please feel free to post an excerpt linking to the full piece.

A call to action tied to HIMSS content and initiatives may be added.

The following disclaimer will appear on all guest posts:
The views and opinions expressed in this blog or by commenters are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of HIMSS or its affiliates.

Your piece may be shared on HIMSS channels, including, but not limited to, healthitweek.org, HIMSS.org, HIMSSconference.org, newsletters, emails and social media channels.