Oct 09 2018

NHIT Week 2018: 15 Health IT Social Media Influencers Worth a Follow

News moves fast, so do these influencers. Join the conversation by following these Tweet-wielding health IT experts!

The health IT space is flush with experts, CIOs and healthcare IT gurus who are always keen to offer their takes on emerging and established technology or advice on how to overcome challenges in the space and improve care. And while blogs are a great way for many of these experts to get their thoughts across (check out our must-read health IT bloggers list), news moves fast and conversations move faster. Luckily, we live in a time where social media — Twitter in particular — can offer these experts a platform to help drive the ongoing conversations and ever-growing community around health IT.

Regardless of what you’re looking for, these social media influencers probably have it. Tap into the conversation with these 15 social media influencers who are intimately familiar with the health IT space, and start tweeting, re-tweeting and feeling their influence! (And don’t forget to give our own account a follow, to stay connected to all the latest!)

MORE FROM HEALTHTECH: Don't miss out on our must-read health IT bloggers list!

Dr. Farzad Mostashari

If anyone has a finger on the pulse of health IT, it’s Farzad Mostashari. The former national coordinator for Health IT and current CEO of Aldelade, a company that aims to improve the model for primary care, offers his takes on the latest news in the health IT industry.

Susannah Fox

Also featured on our must-read blogger list, health and technology researcher and former CTO of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Susannah Fox is driving the conversation around the health IT landscape and industry innovation with unmatched passion.

Dr. Rasu Shrestha

As chief innovation officer of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Rasu Shrestha is no stranger to innovation — and the barriers to it. His twitter feed is rife with examples of both.

Arien Malec

Arien Malec is a health IT enthusiast who frequently offers his pontifications on the current and future state of the industry. He serves as senior vice president of research and development at Change Healthcare and is also member of the Health Information Technology Advisory Committee. He previously served as former co-chair of the Health IT Standards Committee and has held various roles at the Office of the National Coordinator.

Judy Murphy

As the chief nursing officer for IBM Global Healthcare and all-around passionate advocate of patient-centered care and e-health, Judy Murphy supports health IT innovation.

Lucia Savage

If you’re interested in the “intersection of Health IT, law, privacy and public policy,” then your next stop should be the Twitter page of Lucia Savage, chief privacy officer and regulatory officer at Omada Health.

Dr. Eric Topol

As a doctor, scientist and author, Founder and Director of Scripps Research Translational Institute Eric Topol leads his followers deftly through the digital health landscape and the conversation around its development.

Joseph Kvedar

As vice president of connected health at Partners Healthcare, Joseph Kvedar brings to the table a nearly unmatched understanding of emerging technologies, like artificial intelligence and the Internet of things, in the healthcare landscape.

Matthew Fisher

As a healthcare lawyer and chair of the Mirick O’Connell Health Law Group, Matthew Fisher has a 360-degree view of how health IT and policy intersect in the modern age.

Dave deBronkart

Patients are an important part of the health IT system, but a part that is often left out of the conversation. Patient-engagement activist Dave deBronkart makes sure that voice is heard.

John Lynn

An entrepreneur and blogger for the Healthcare Scene blog network, John Lynn has insights into health IT studies and conferences across the country.

Dr. Bryan Vartabedian

A pediatrician at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital, Bryan Vartabedian is one of healthcare’s most influential voices on medical technology and promises “dispatches from the front line of technology and medicine” on his Twitter page.

Dr. Geeta Nayyar

Geeta Nayyar is chief healthcare and innovation officer of Femwell Group Health and offers followers a doctor’s point of view on health IT and innovation.

Jodi Daniel

Is it possible to synthesize all the info coming in from health IT, policy, law and business strategy? Jodi Daniel, partner at Crowell & Moring, gives it a go.

Dr. Andrew Watson

Dr. Watson, the medical director of telemedicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and current president for the American Telemedicine Association’s board of directors, frequently comments on the state of telehealth and its continued evolution in healthcare.

Kevin Hamble

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