According to the definition, an influencer is an individual who has the power to affect the decisions of others due to their authority, knowledge or position on a specific issue. Therefore, there are influencers in all areas, from fashion to healthcare.
We are precisely going to look at the influencers in the health sector, professionals who, thanks to their careers, have become true references. If you have a Twitter account, be sure to follow these 10 profiles.
Shahid Shah is a medical software expert. He is a consultant to several federal agencies on IT matters in the United States and helped design and deploy the American Red Cross electronic health records software.
Christina Thielst is the brains behind the healthcare blog
Christina’s Considerations. Her Twitter is a goldmine full of information about hospitals, health informatics, telehealth, digital health, and improving the patient experience.
Kevin Pho is an internal medicine doctor, founder of the telephone number list famous blog, KevinMD.com. He is one of the most relevant doctors worldwide within the Twittersphere. His articles have been published in USA Today, CNN.com and The New York Times, among others.
World-renowned cardiologist and mobile health enthusiast Eric Topol is a great source of information on digital innovations making their way into the healthcare sector.
Recognized as one of the “Top 10 Voices in Healthcare” on LinkedIn, where he shares medical resources, industry news, and health tips.
Bertalan Mesko is also highly regarded on Twitter
Brian Ahier is an expert in health IT and information exchange. Currently, he is the Director of Standards and Government Affairs at Medicity. Ahier is also a prolific tweeter who shares great healthcare content.
Founder of the 40,000+ member digital health group on LinkedIn, Paul Sonnier is arguably the most knowledgeable person about what’s going on right now in the world of digital health.
Dave deBronkart is one of the pioneers of the patient engagement movement. His Twitter account is a great mix of patient and doctor stories peppered with inspiring tweets.
John Nosta is a leading digital health evangelist. He defines, analyzes and shares global trends in digital health through his tweets.
Mandi Bishop is a health data analytics innovation expert with BO Leads a passion for big data and wearables.
What other influencers on the health scene do you think everyone should know about? Tell us in the comments.