There’s no escaping social media in today’s world — it’s everywhere! Social media platforms, such as Twitter, provide us with the opportunity to stay up to date on valuable healthcare IT news in real time.
To help you navigate through the hundreds of IT accounts out there, we have compiled a list of the top 15 healthcare IT influencers on Twitter that you will want to follow.
Top 15 Twitter Handles to Follow for Healthcare IT News
1. ONC (@ONC_HealthIT)
ONC is the official Twitter account for HealthIT.gov. Their tweets aim to inform followers on the use of healthcare IT (mostly EHRs, or electronic health records) to create a better healthcare environment.
2. Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (@HIMSS)
With 49.9K followers, HIMSS is definitely one of the top Twitter accounts to follow. HIMSS is a global, not-for-profit organization focused on better health through IT. Their regular tweets give updates on news and current events in healthcare IT.
3. Healthcare IT News (@HITNewsTweet)
Healthcare IT News aims to provide health IT trends, insights and commentary to its 46.5K followers.
4. The Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (@SIIM_Tweets)
SIIM is widely recognized within the healthcare IT industry. They are an organization that bases their tweets around advancing to the health IT industry through education and research.
5. EMR, EHR, and HIT (@ehrandhit)
This account is based around providing EMR, EHR and Healthcare IT related content, along with information on health IT integration.
6. Medical Quack (@MedicalQuack)
Medical Quack is the Twitter account of Barbara Duck, author of the popular healthcare IT blog, Medical Quack. This Twitter feed is full of discussion on PHR, EHR, and health technology.
7. Christina Thielst (@Cthielst)
Christina Thielst is the author of Christina’s Considerations, named one of the best health blogs of 2011 by Healthline. She tweets regularly on healthcare information technology, telehealth and using social media in healthcare.
8. Fred Pennic (@hitconsultant)
Fred Pennic is the founder of the social community for HIT professionals, HIT Consultant. The website’s blog contains articles on topics like ACOs, Meaningful Use and digital health. Care360 named the blog best overall healthcare IT blog of 2012.
9. Shahid Shah (@ShahidNShah)
Shahid Shah is the author of The Healthcare IT Guy blog. His articles focus on EMRs, health IT, medical content and more.
10. HISTalk (@Histalk)
This anonymous social media user provides insight and opinion on current events in the healthcare industry, providing an interesting and valuable perspective on health IT.
11. Brian Ahier (@ahier)
Brian Ahier’s feed provides insights on health IT, healthcare reform and HITECH in addition to other technological advancements in healthcare.
12. Michael Planchart (@theEHRguy)
Michael Planchart blogs at The EHR Guy’s Blog and tweets regualrly. He also conducts the annual #HIT100 list on Twitter, a crowd-sourced nomination of the most influential individuals or organizations in the #HealthIT and #HITsm communities.
13. Keith W. Boone (@motorcycle_guy)
On his blog, Healthcare Standards, Boone focuses on education and commentary on current standards in healthcare technology. The blog was named one of the top 100 health blogs of 2011 by Healthline.
14. John Lynn (@techguy)
Lynn is the founder of 11HIT-focused blogs that form the Healthcare Scene Network. He reguarly blogs and tweets on content involving EHRs, EMRs, Meaningful Use, and general healthcare IT news.
15. Scott Mace (@scottmace)
Scott Mace is the senior technology editor at HealthLeaders. He writes a personal blog and tweets about healthcare technology often.
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