Neil Versel

Chicago, IL USA

Professional Experience

Editorial specialist in health information technology, healthcare quality, hospital/physician practice management and healthcare finance for local, national and international audiences. I also have extensive experience with business reporting, general news reporting, sports writing, editorial writing, copy editing and proofreading.


5 Years
10 Years
15 Years


Business (general)
10 Years
7 Years
6 Years


Magazine - Local/Regional magazines
3 Years
Magazine - Trade magazines/publications (B2B)
15 Years
Online/new media
7 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

15 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Digital HealthCare & Productivity (10+), Inside Healthcare Computing (10+), DOC News (6-10), Health Executive (3-5), Biotechnology Healthcare (3-5), Chicago Sun-Times (1-2), Red Herring (1-2), For The Record (6-10)

Other Work History

Crain Communications (Modern Physician magazine) 2000-2003 J-C Communications (Stark's News Service) 1999-2000

Technical Skills

Audio editing (Audacity), photo editing (various)

Foreign Language Skills

French (conversational)

Computer Skills

MS Office suite, Win XP, basic HTML


Laptop Digital camera Film SLR camera (Nikon) with multiple lenses and accessories Multi-microphone audio recording equipment and MP3 recorder/encoder.


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APEX Award for Publication Excellence, 2006 Crain Communications Editorial Excellence Awards, January 2002 and February 2002



Overview of the burgeoning market for electronic personal health records.
What's fact and what's fiction about a "lite" version of the electronic health records system developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs? This story won a 2006 APEX Award for Publication Excellence.
How physician practices can prepare for catastrophic interruptions. First of two parts on disaster planning.
The 'provocative' developer of the problem-oriented medical record, Dr. Lawrence Weed believes computerized support tools mean better care. Personality profile.
The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association enters the banking business.
How physician practices can help provide the best care in a catastrophic situation Second of two parts on disaster planning.
Many hospitals are realizing they need a stronger link between medical and technology leadership. This story explores the role of chief medical information officer.
Consumer-directed health plans often are accidents waiting to happen.