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by Cerner Corporation
Published on September 28, 2017

The Cerner Health Conference 2017 is less than two weeks away, which means we're just around the corner from one of the busiest weeks in health care IT. While most of the action will be taking place in downtown Kansas City, Twitter will be filled with invaluable insights from industry professionals. For CHC17, and even the other 51 weeks of the year, here are five HIT thought leaders that to follow.

Jitin Asnaani - @jitin

Executive Director of CommonWell Health Alliance

As the first person appointed to lead CommonWell, Jitin Asnaani is one of the leading voices in the industry-wide fight for interoperability. He is a strong advocate for collaboration among providers and innovators in health care in that hopes that health data follows the individual, no matter where it occurs.

See Jitin at CHC:

Implications of the CommonWell-Carequality Collaboration, Tuesday, Oct. 10, 12:30 p.m.

More from Jitin Asnaani:

The Cerner Podcast, Ep. 1: Jitin Asnaani Discusses the Current State of Interoperability

Charles Gutteridge - @GutteridgeC

Chief Clinical Information Officer, Barts Health NHS Trust

Charles Gutteridge might live and work in the London, but he is still plugged into health care conversations in the U.S. As the former National Clinical Director for Informatics in the United Kingdom's Department of Health, Gutteridge's feed provides a distinctive viewpoint on health IT. He engages in complex discussions on health care policy and provides helpful insights from his work at Barts Health.

Brian Ahier - @ahier

Digital Health Evangelist at Aetna

Brian Ahier is a respected voice on a variety of topics in health care, including machine learning and cutting-edge technology. He makes connections between big topics and multiple industries as he considers the implications that artificial intelligence and blockchain technology can have on health care. Ahier's Twitter feed also considers the future of health care consumerism as technology affects the way services are delivered across the continuum of care.

More from Brian Ahier:

The Cerner Podcast, Ep. 7: Brian Ahier with a Behind-the-Scenes Look at Industry Trends

Dr. Paul Fu, Jr. - @puhfu

Chief Medical Information Officer and Pediatric Hospitalist at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

As a CMIO and a pediatrician, Paul Fu's Twitter feed provides an informative and entertaining look into his experiences in health care. From daily thoughts to in-depth coverage of conferences that he attends, he is unafraid to engage in insightful, in-depth Twitter conversations on policy reform, physician workflow, interoperability and informatics. Additionally, he's particularly adept at translating live presentations into 140 characters or less, making him a valuable follow.

See Paul at these CHC sessions:

Real-world Strategies for Implementing Dynamic Documentation, Monday, Oct. 9, 10:30 a.m.

Using Data and Research Networks to Impact Health in Los Angeles County, Tuesday, Oct. 10, 7 a.m.

More from Paul Fu:

Putting Physicians at the Center of Technology

David Chou - @dchou1107

Vice President and Chief Information & Digital Officer at ?Children's Mercy Hospital

David Chou has a deep understanding of the health care business landscape, and he uses his unique insights to drive change within his own organization. On Twitter, Chou is always plugged into the health care and technology industries, making him an excellent follow if you're trying to keep up-to-speed the latest news.

See David at these CHC sessions:

Nontraditional Collaboration Delivers Unique Results, Tuesday, Oct. 10, 10:30 a.m.

Enterprising Digital Transformation Across the Health Care Ecosystem, Tuesday, Oct. 10, 4:15 p.m.

Progressing the Digital Experience for the Care Team and Patients, Wednesday, Oct. 11, 1:45 p.m.

Join the conversation! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. Make sure you're using the #CHC17 hashtag.

Cerner Health Conference (CHC) is Cerner's annual, industry-leading health care event, taking place this year from Oct. 9 - 12 at the Kansas City Convention Center. To learn more or to register for the conference and sign up for education sessions, visit the CHC website.

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