Health IT Blogs Visualized

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Ryan Byrd over at [][1] has a great picture of the HIT blogosphere.

Here’s how he described what he did:

What does the healthcare blogosphere look like? That is, how are all the healthcare IT blogs interconnected?

I wrote a quick program that extracted the blogs listed there and for each of them, I spidered the first page for links and checked to see if those links linked back to the original 50. Then my program created a network graph that displayed the connections while scaling the size of each site’s node proportional to the number of other sites linking to it.

Looks like a great picture, Ryan. Nice job.


Shahid N. Shah

Shahid Shah is an internationally recognized enterprise software guru that specializes in digital health with an emphasis on e-health, EHR/EMR, big data, iOT, data interoperability, med device connectivity, and bioinformatics.