We're less than a week away from the start of the Cerner Health Conference 2017, and Kansas City will soon host thousands of professionals looking for health IT insights. Of Cerner's 26,000 associates across the globe, here are nine individuals you should be following on Twitter.
Zane Burke - @zanemburke
Zane Burke's insights on Twitter stem from more than two decades of health care IT (HIT) experience. He's served as the president of Cerner since 2012, but his involvement in the HIT industry doesn't end there: Burke is also a member of College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, he is a board member at the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce and he sits on the board of directors at Truman Medical Center.
A friendly reminder that zip code is a more effective predictor of health than genetic code. We need to continue uncovering these insights. https://t.co/1iQBBKrnzA- Zane Burke (@zanemburke) August 28, 2017
See him at CHC:
Wednesday General Session - Wednesday, Oct. 11, 8:30 a.m.
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John Gresham - @John_Gresham
Vice President, DeviceWorks & Interoperability
As one of Cerner's leading interoperability experts, John Gresham is a passionate authority on the Internet of Things, which includes how both device connectivity and groundbreaking workflow solutions can advance patient care. From mobile technology to wearables, Gresham's feed offers an exciting look into the future of health care.
See him at CHC:
Code Learning Lab Kick-off - Tuesday, Oct. 10, 10:20 a.m.
Facilitating Care Team Coordination and Communication Across the Care Continuum - Tuesday, Oct. 10, 12:30 p.m.
More from John Gresham:
Dick Flanigan - @dickflaniganKS
Senior Vice President, ITWorks
Since 1994, Dick Flanigan's business acumen has expanded Cerner's footprint and helped to deliver Cerner solutions to providers across the globe. As the head of Cerner ITWorksSM, his leadership helps these same providers achieve their clinical and financial goals.
See him at CHC:
Five Essential Principles of Alignment for Health Care Organizations - Wednesday, Oct. 11, 12:30 p.m.
More from Dick Flanigan:
Meg Marshall - @MegMarshallHIT
Senior Director & Government Strategist
Meg Marshall has been at Cerner since 1995. If her veteran status wasn't reason enough to give her a follow, the knowledge gleaned from her Twitter feed are: Marshall provides valuable insights into the current political climate and the ongoing efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, and she is one of the industry's leading voices in HIT policy.
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Dr. Bharat Sutariya - @bsutariya
Vice President & Chief Medical Officer, Population Health
As a Cerner executive and a part-time emergency physician at Olathe Medical Center, Dr. Bharat Sutariya provides a unique perspective throughout his feed. In 2010, he was integral in the development of the St. John Sepsis Surveillance Agent and continues to use the platform to raise awareness for the disease.
More from Bharat Sutariya:
Kashif Rathore - @k_rathore
Vice President, Interoperability
Kashif Rathore is closely tied with the CommonWell Health Alliance and its mission to achieve interoperability in health care. He has been integral in continuing Cerner's vision of creating industry-wide access to patient health information.
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Dr. Jigar Patel - @JSPatelMD
Vice President & Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Jigar Patel's feed is closely aligned with his involvement with the periodical Cerner Physician Community call series, which brings leading voices from the health care industry to discuss some of the most important issues that physicians face today.
See him at CHC:
CPC-Clinical Informatics Fellowship Collaboration - Sunday, Oct. 8, 1:30 p.m.
More from Jigar Patel:
Melissa Hendricks - @mkhendricks
Vice President, Marketing Strategy
On Twitter, Melissa Hendricks provides an interesting mix of health IT insights and brand marketing resources, stressing the importance of empathy and understanding in both marketing and health care environments.
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Mitchell Clark - @MitchC_HIT
Senior Vice President, CommunityWorks
Mitchell Clark heads up Cerner CommunityWorks, which identifies opportunities to increase value and improve patient outcomes in geographically isolated health systems. He is passionate about rural health and empowering communities through continued care.
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.