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1. HIMSS - @HIMSS
The first account on our list takes you straight to the source. HIMSS will have thorough coverage of the presentations and sessions that matter most to HIT professionals everywhere. Follow the official HIMSS Twitter account for an in-depth look into one of health care’s most important conferences.
Learn, Connect, Share: #HIMSS18 https://t.co/okBat796ad— HIMSS (@HIMSS) February 18, 2018
2. Cerner Corporation - @Cerner
As a global leader in health care technology, Cerner’s Twitter feed will take a deep dive into HIMSS – including updates on keynotes and presentations, as well as live looks into The Cerner Podcast’s recording studio. From insights into the topics that matter most to unique viewpoints straight from the mouths of industry leaders, consider this feed your one-stop shop for industry insights.
With the increasing affordability of #genomics, #PrecisionMedicine has changed the way clinicians diagnose and treat patients. Learn what this means for the future of care: https://t.co/oiGZzcNV0f pic.twitter.com/xc1WcnhbT4— Cerner (@Cerner) February 12, 2018
3. Brent Shafer, Chairman and CEO, Cerner - @BrentShaferCEO
Cerner’s newly appointed CEO boasts more than three decades in the health care industry. Look to his feed for insights on opportunities for growth and improvements in health care, with a special consideration for how to drive value for consumers of health care.
It’s a new era in health care. After three decades in this industry from the provider side to consumer health and tech, I have never seen more opportunity for progress with @Cerner leading the way.— Brent Shafer (@BrentShaferCEO) February 2, 2018
4. Dr. David Shulkin, Secretary of Veterans Affairs, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - @SecShulkin
As the ninth secretary of Veterans Affairs, the Honorable Dr. David J. Shulkin has been named one of the “50 Most Influential Physician Executives in the Country” by Modern Healthcare. Shulkin will be presenting the final keynote of HIMSS18, where he will discuss the need for effective and innovative medical care for veterans.
It’s great that as Secretary I am still able to see patients using #telehealth. Practicing medicine allows me to experience exactly what my providers in the field do.— Dr. David J. Shulkin (@SecShulkin) February 2, 2018
This technology allows #Veterans to conveniently see providers all over the country. pic.twitter.com/eSt3lJt1wm
5. David Chou, Vice President and Chief Information and Digital Officer, Children’s Mercy - @dchou1107
David Chou has a tremendous understanding of the business of health and care – and he has a sizeable Twitter following to match. Chou’s awareness of innovative technologies is matched only by his ability to convey his thoughts in concise, astute tweets.
Our recent press release is creating a @cerner preferred model. We have been partner for the last 10+ yrs but this alignment takes it to another level to showcase our success. https://t.co/Sx55hyd6kJ— David Chou (@dchou1107) February 10, 2018
6. Zane Burke, President, Cerner - @zanemburke
As the president of Cerner, Zane Burke touches on some of the most pressing topics in HIT. From interoperability and personal health records to social determinants of health and the opioid crisis, expect unique insights from him throughout HIMSS.
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
7. Melissa Hendricks, Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Cerner - @mkhendricks
As the vice president of Marketing and Communications, Melissa Hendricks’ distinctive perspective looks at HIT through the lens of a brand marketer, with a particular focus on how to provide value to the health care consumer.
Putting consumers at the center of their care by enabling them to direct and control their own health generates an opportunity for #marketers to drive value.https://t.co/El8RRrFQFO— Melissa Hendricks (@mkhendricks) February 1, 2018
8. Vice Admiral Raquel Bono, Director, Defense Health Agency - @DHADirector
Military and veteran health will be a big topic at HIMSS18, which makes Vice Admiral Raquel Bono a must-follow. She leads a joint, integrated Combat Support Agency and will deliver one of the conference’s keynotes, where she is expected to discuss advancements in military health and innovation in data delivery and care coordination.
Fantastic conversation about what the future of @MilitaryHealth should look like and how @DoD_DHA and @TRICARE can help us get there! Thanks to @RepBradWenstrup, Dov Zakheim, and Orie Mullen for joining me, and to @ReaganDefense for hosting & @FRoseDC for moderating. pic.twitter.com/VpECxGktu6— VADM Raquel Bono (@DHADirector) December 2, 2017
9. John Gresham, Vice President, DeviceWorks & Interoperability, Cerner - @John_Gresham
Although John Gresham is one of the industry’s leading voices in interoperability, his comprehension of the future of health care moves well beyond open and interoperable systems. Expect thoughts from him on some of the most exciting and innovative areas of health, including connected devices and mobile tech.
Interop needs to extend beyond the EHR to connected devices and other contributors of data about the person #IOT #Interop https://t.co/eg2FeonIYK— John Gresham (@John_Gresham) September 6, 2017
10. CommonWell Health Alliance - @CommonWell
CommonWell Health Alliance is committed to working toward interoperability in health care, which will make this account a notable social influencer at HIMSS18.
#CommonWell has almost 80 members representing more than 20 settings of care, and CommonWell services, #provider access and #patient access expand and benefit from their collective expertise: https://t.co/YTUGL52Nm1 #HIMSS18— CommonWell (@CommonWell) February 16, 2018
11. Dick Flanigan, Senior Vice President, ITWorks, Cerner - @dickflaniganKS
As a leader and collaborator, Dick Flanigan and the rest of the Cerner ITWorks team work to deliver solutions that help health care providers across the globe achieve their clinical and financial goals.
President and CEO @WinonaHealth , Rachelle Schultz, discusses the unique approach to delivering care in rural areas, industrial shifts in #healthcare & creation of Community Care Network. Great read and a quick podcast as well. https://t.co/qsnTgbHpwo— Dick Flanigan (@dickflaniganKS) February 2, 2018
12. Meg Marshall, Senior Director & Government Strategist, Cerner - @MegMarshallHIT
As one of the industry’s leading voices in HIT regulatory policy, Meg Marshall is known for providing invaluable context into the news from Capitol Hill and its impact on health care.
Great opportunity to advance discussions with federal policymakers highlighting challenges and opportunities in the tech sector! https://t.co/TbhMjPyHi3— Meg Marshall (@MegMarshallHIT) February 13, 2018
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