“More wired, consumer-oriented and innovative than ever before, the $2.8 trillion US health care industry is undergoing profound transformation. A true consumer-driven market is slowly taking shape.” – PwC
The healthcare industry has experienced unprecedented change in recent years – new entrants into the marketplace, emerging technologies in the mobile and wearables space, shifting policy around ICD10, Meaningful Use and healthcare interoperability standards, just to name a few.
Every day, something new and exciting is making headlines.
As a company that builds custom software solutions for healthcare organizations, staying ahead of emerging technology and legislation is critical.
Twitter is great for real-time industry updates. But, with limited time, sifting through the vast amount of information can be difficult and time consuming.
We put together a shortlist of the top 50 health IT experts on Twitter, the creme of the crop.
These thought leaders discuss topics related to government policy, EHR/EMR, emerging health standards, technology, big data, mobile health, interoperability, patient safety, security, clinical analytics and a whole lot more. No fluff, just great content one tweet after another.
Below, there is a link to each Twitter profile, a short description and button to follow them. If you’re strapped for time, we put together a Twitter list with all 50 experts you can follow here.
Let’s jump in!
#1. Brian Ahier
Brian is a top 5 influencer in the health IT space. He regularly tweets about healthcare, technology and government.
#3. John Lynn
John Lynn is the co-founder of HealthcareScene, a blog network containing over 7,000 articles that has been viewed over 13M times. His feed is one of the best resources for EHR, EMR and other health IT news.
#4. John Halamka
John is the CIO at Harvard Medical School, supporting 3000 doctors, 18000 faculty and 3,000,000 patients. His insights are a must read!
#5. Tom Sullivan
Tom is the editor-in-chief at HealthcareIT News. He writes the Innovation Pulse column, regularly covering topics related to mobile health, government policy and emerging technology.
8. Steve Sisko
Steve is a social media power user. He shares information across a broad range of health IT topics from social media best practice to government health tech policy.
15. Susannah Fox
Susannah is the CTO at the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services. She is regularly tweeting major changes in health tech and policy.
16. Mike Miliard
Mike is the editor of HealthcareIT News and writes some of the best industry content you’ll find anywhere online.
17. Johnathan Bush
Jonathan Bush is a pioneer in the world of Health IT. He is the co-founder and CEO of Athenahealth. You’ll often find John sharing his insights at major health IT conferences across the country.
18. Rasu Shrestha
Rasu is a physician, informatician and chief innovation officer pushing hard for value-based intelligent healthcare.
19. William Nizzle
William writes and reports on big data technology companies in the health IT, cyber security and government contractor industries.
20. Jennifer Dennard
Jennifer is Digital Diva at HIStalk, a family of websites covering heatlhcare IT news, rumor, and opinion. She is the founder of HIT Chicks and writes daily updates at HIStalkPractice.com, which covers healthcare IT news for physician practices, clinics, and medical groups.
22. Keith Boone
Affectionately know as the “Motorcycle Guy”, Keith Boone is the health standards guy for GE healthcare. His tweets cover a range of health IT topics.
23. Brad Justus
Brad is the self-proclaimed “most connected health information management expert”. He is a HIMSS social media ambassador sharing the latest from the world of Health IT.
24. Karen DeSalvo
Karen is the acting Assistant Secretary for Health US Department of Health and Human Services. She manages to be at just about every major health IT conference and regularly tweets about the latest health IT policy changes.
26. David Chou
David is a top 100 social CIO who regularly tweets about health IT, mobile tech and social media.
27. Geeta Nayyar
Geeta was named one of the “Top 26 smartest people in Health IT” by Becker’s Report and ranked one of the “Top 25 Minority Healthcare Executives” by Modern Healthcare. She is also a board certified practicing physician. A must follow!
28. Leonard Kish
Leonard is Principal and Co-Founder at VivaPhi, an agency that solves multi-disciplinary business problems spanning data science, software, biomedical science, behavioral science, and health care. He also an author for the popular HL7 Standards blog.
29. Harry Greenspun
Harry is the Director at Deloitte Center for Health Solutions. His tweets cover everything from EHR adoption to government policy changes.
30. Mandi Bishop
Mandi is Dell’s Health Plan Analytics Innovation Practice Lead and HIMSS social media ambassador.
32. Michael Planchart
Michael is an expert cloud architect interoperability consultant. A bit of a mouthful, but “the EHR guy” really is a one-stop shop for everything EHR.
34. Linda Stotsky
Linda Stotsky is another social media power influencer. She is the business development director for North American Healthcare and HIMSS social media ambassador. There is a reason she goes go the “EMRanswers” Twitter handle.
36. Janice McCallum
Janice is a leading consultant and health data strategist writing and tweeting about a broad range of topics related to health IT.
40. Bernadette Keefe
Bernadette is a leading healthcare social media consultant sharing insights from the world of health tech and digital strategy.
41. David Lee Scher
David is a reputable cardiologist, digital health technology consultant and blogger. He is also a self-proclaimed saxophone virtuoso.
42. Judy Murphy
Judy is a CNO at IBM. She is a nurse working to transform healthcare using technology; passionate about patient-centered care and eHealth.
46. Sherry Reynolds
Sherry is an eHealth evangelist actively sharing the latest in healthcare news.
48. Justin Barnes
Justin is a resident entrepreneur at ATDC, one of the world’s top startup incubators helping entrepreneurs launch and build transformative technology companies. He is the Chair Emeritus for the HIMSS EHR Association, passionately tweeting about health innovation.
50. Therasa Bell
Therasa Bell is the President and CTO of Kno2, a clinical document exchange platform connecting the underserved healthcare community. She has been interviewed on large industry publications and presented at the 2015 HIMSS Interoperability Showcase.
There you have it – 50 health IT experts to follow on Twitter in 2015 (and beyond). Follow these accounts and you’ll never miss a beat when it comes the latest in health IT.
Check out the Twitter accounts and let us know in the comments below if there are any other experts that should be added to the list.