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10 Twitter Accounts to Follow During #HIMSS17

Published on 2/15/2017

HIMSS17 is only days away. To help you prepare, we've compiled a list of health IT tweeters to follow during the conference, from the official conference account to attendees. Make sure you turn on your tweet notifications for these accounts so you don't miss out!

For more information on joining the #HIMSS17 conversation, check out this hashtag guide for social media and subscribe to the official HIMSS17 Social Media Ambassador Twitter List.


@HIMSS The official Twitter account for HIMSS17. Follow for conference updates and announcements. Keep an eye on this account year-round — their health IT coverage is extensive and informative.


@cernerThroughout HIMSS, Cerner will be tweeting out coverage of the event and updates from our booth. We'll also be debuting our podcast interview series for health IT thought leaders. You don't want to miss these dispatches from the frontlines.

Zane Burke

@zanemburkeCerner's president will be sharing his thoughts during HIMSS. Follow him for daily recaps of the conference and insights from one of health care's most prominent voices.

Brian Ahier

@ahier One of HIMSS's 20 social media ambassadors for HIMSS17. Ahier is a health data exchange expert. He predicts big things for AI, which he thinks could soon reach a tipping point for health care, as well as emerging technology such as blockchain. Look to him for tweets about health IT and open data.

Melissa Hendricks

@mkhendricks Vice President of Marketing strategy at Cerner. If you're looking for health IT insights from a different perspective, Hendricks is a leader to know. She comes at industry hot topics like digital disruption and patient experience from a branding and marketing background.

Lucia Savage

@SavageLuciaFormer Chief Privacy Officer at ONC. Savage is at the epicenter of health IT, public policy and privacy. Follow her for updates on patient engagement and data security.

Meg Marshall

@MegMarshallHIT Senior Director of Public Policy at Cerner. Marshall is a frequent policy blogger on the blog. There are a lot of dynamic shifts in the health care industry right now and no matter how you vote, it's important to understand the implications for health IT. Marshall's tweets help arrange the puzzle pieces.

Brad Justus

@Brad_JustusAnother HIMSS top 20 social media ambassador. Justus covers emerging technologies in health care and the guidelines for navigating ICD-10. He's one of the most connected people in the health information management space, and well worth keeping tabs on.

John Gresham

@John_Gresham Vice President of DeviceWorks at Cerner and a contributor to CIO Review. If you want to stay in the know about medical device innovation, IoT and interoperability, Gresham is your guy.

Michael Gaspar

@MichaelGaspar Social Media Program Manager at HIMSS. Gaspar is all HIMSS, all the time. If you want up-to-the-minute updates on the conference and insights on how digital marketing and health IT intersect, make sure his account is on your radar.

To learn more about our presence at HIMSS17 and the thought leadership mediums we will be debuting next week, click here. See you on Twitter!