Neil Versel is a Chicago-based freelance healthcare journalist, specializing in health information technology, healthcare quality, hospital/physician practice management and healthcare finance. Mr. Versel is a regular contributor to InformationWeek and to MobiHealthNews. He also contributes to MD Net Guide, Healthcare IT News, Hospitals & Health Networks, Inside Healthcare IT and Health Data Management, and has written for numerous other healthcare publications in the US, Canada and Europe, including CIO, Medscapes Business of Medicine, CMIO, the Chicago Sun-Times, Red Herring and the short-lived Chicago edition of BusinessWeek. He served for more than a year and a half as freelance editor of FierceHealthIT, FierceEMR and FierceMobileHealthcare. In addition, Versel blogs on health information technology at EMRandHIPAA.com.
Versel won a 2006 APEX Award for Publication Excellence for a story that appeared in For The Record. For more than three years, Versel was a staff reporter at Modern Physician magazine, where he won two Crain Communications Editorial Excellence Awards. He holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Washington University in St. Louis.