Top Twitter Accounts to follow in Digital Health

by Dan Kendall | Mar 21, 2018

Top Twitter Accounts to follow in Digital Health

With so many social media platforms to choose from, it can be hard to keep up with all the conversations!  While LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram have their place, it seems (in our opinion anyway) that Twitter is the ‘go to' destination for connecting and finding Digital Health news, events, ideas and leaders.

Whether you're new to Twitter, or just want to make sure that you're ‘in the know', we have compiled a list of some of the most active and followed leaders sharing insights to transform health and wellness. Each account listed below is that of an individual (i.e. not a corporation or brand) and it certainly is not a complete account of everyone posting great information on Twitter!  It is entirely subjective, and we really tried to keep it short so the list wouldn't be overwhelming.  If you would like to see an objective assessment of the top accounts to follow, please see the report issued by Onalytica (we came in at #19 out of the top 100!).

We will review this list periodically, so if you think we've missed one (and we've missed loads just to get this list started!), please send us a DM (that's twitter-speak for ‘Direct Message') on our handle @dhealthtoday.  Happy Tweeting!

 

Andrew Richards | @andrewintech
CTIO at @WSUMedicineTechnologist, Brewer, Runner, Coder. Healthcare, Security, Spaaaaace! Tweets my own

 

Atul Gawande | @Atul_Gawande
Surgeon, Writer, Researcher, Dilettante.

 

Bakul Patel | @_bakulpatel
Assoc Director for Digital Health @ FDA CDRH Passionate about technology helping healthcare leapfrog with safe innovation & SMART policies (tweets r my own)

 

Berci Meskó, MD, PhD | @Berci
Director of The Medical Futurist Institute, science fiction fanatic, health tracker with a mission to bring future technologies to healthcare.

 

Brennan Spiegel, MD | @BrennanSpiegel
Director of health research . Scientist┃Doctor┃Founder ┃Editor . My lab studies how tech improves lives.

 

Brian Ahier | @ahier
Passionate about healthcare, technology, open data and government 2.0

 

Christina Farr | @chrissyfarr
A reporter at .com covering the tech/health convergence. Brit in SF. Amateur Historian. Tips: [email protected]

 

Clayton Christensen | @claychristensen
Professor @HarvardHBS. Author of @CompetingvsLuck. Cofounder @ChristensenInst @InnosightTeam & Rose Park Advisors. Member @LDSChurch. Husband & father.

 

Daniel Kraft, MD | @daniel_kraft
Stanford & Harvard trained MD-Scientist. @AspenInstitute Innovation Fellow. Medicine Chair @SingularityU, Founder @ExponentialMedhttp://ExponentialMedicine.com

 

Danielle Siarri | @innonurse
Publisher http://innonurse.info . @nuadox#HIT100 #ANIA18 @HIMSSAA_SIG#healthITchicks #ICSNorCal SMA #HIMSS18 #WHINN #eHealthTallinn#eHealthWeek #HIMSS17

 

Dave Chase | @chasedave
Creator @HealthRosetta. Author, CEO's Guide to Restoring the American Dream. EP, The Big Heist. TED: http://bit.ly/TEDxChase . Natural habitat: Mountains

 

Dave deBronkart | @ePatientDave
International patient engagement activist, speaker, author of Let Patients Help: A Patient Engagement Handbook, blogger

 

David Harlow | @healthblawg
#HealthCare Lawyer Consultant Speaker Blogger http://harlowgroup.net Tweets r tweets: no more, no less #HIPAA #digitalhealth#HealthIT #HarlowOnHC #HIMSS18 SMA

 

David Shaywitz | @DShaywitz
MD,PhD;MGH,BCG now VC in SV (TVI). Bio ∩ tech ∩ health.Grounded optimist.TechTonics(bk,pcast). Contrib @Forbes;Adjunct: @HarvardDBMI, @AEI. Cltr/pol: @RghtOfLft

 

Denise Silber | @health20Paris
#DigitalHealth trendspotter and communicator Founder @doctors20 #ehealth #VR #healthtech #esante #hcsmeufr

 

Dr. Sanjay Gupta | @drsanjaygupta
Staff Neurosurgeon, Emory Clinic; CNN Chief Medical Correspondent

 

Eric Topol | @EricTopol
Physician-scientist, author, editor

 

Eugene Borukhovich | @HealthEugene
Global Head, Incubation & Innovation @ ,Co-Founder , Health 2.0 NYC & AMS & DUS, Husband, Father to 2 gr8 girls. Views my own!

 

Geeta Nayyar, MD MBA | @gnayyar
A doctor’s POV on , collaboration & design. Engaging with as host of TV. Social Media Ambassador.

 

Halle Tecco | @halletecco
angel investor, spreadsheet maker, health seeker, lifelong learner

 

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn | @healthythinker
Health economist, advisor, communicator, and trend weaver. Find me at and

 

Jeroen Tas | @jeroentas
Chief Innovation & Strategy Officer, Royal Philips

 

John Nosta | @JohnNosta
I'm a HEALTH TECHNOLOGY iconoclast relentlessly seeking the unexpected in science & medicine. Health Board @Forbes @

 

Joseph Kvedar | @jkvedar
VP, @ ; Assoc. Prof. ; Author.

 

Kevin Pho, M.D. | @kevinmd
Physician, author, keynote speaker, USA TODAY's Board of Contributors. Social media's leading physician voice. and

 

Lisa Gualtieri | @lisagualtieri
Director of Digital Health Communication certificate program , Asst Professor , and Founder,

 

Lisa Suennen | @VentureValkyrie
GE Ventures Healthcare, blog, Tech Tonics podcast, Co-founder Fan of venture capital, healthcare & comedy.

 

Mandi Bishop | @MandiBPro
Now research @ Gartner! #HealthITChicks #HITsm & . Views mine, not employer’s.

 

Maneesh Juneja | @ManeeshJuneja
Digital Health Futurist. I have one bold vision that drives me: Finding ways to use data to improve the health of 7.5 billion people on Earth. Tweets my own.

 

Matthew Holt | @boltyboy
Founder & ; on board Tweets on health, IT, politics, soccer, etc, Chelsea fan; hubby/father of Coco & Aero;

 

Natasha Loder | @natashaloder
Healthcare Correspondent, The Economist. Opinions=own. Like the cartoons here:

 

Nick Adkins | @nickisnpdx
Kilt-wearing pink furry bike riding healthcare MBA. Love More. Fear Less.

 

Nick Van Terheyden | @drnic1
Blending medical practice & business strategy CMO Identifying

 

Rasu Shrestha | @RasuShrestha
Physician, informatician, pragmatic futurist. Chief #Innovation Officer, UPMC. In pursuit of value-based intelligent healthcare. #HITsm #hcldr #UPMCinnovates

 

Shafi Ahmed | @ShafiAhmed5
Professor, Virtual Surgeon, Global Citizen, Cancer Surgeon, Futurist, Keynote Speaker, Singularity Faculty, Multi TEDx, AR, VR, Blockchain

 

Skip Fleshman | @SkipFleshman
Venture Capital Investor focused on Digital Health and Technology. Enjoy aviation, soccer (), food and wine.

 

Susannah Fox | @SusannahFox
I help people navigate health and technology.

 

Unity Stoakes | @unitystoakes
Co-founder of , on a mission to transform global health

 

Vinod Khosla | @vkhosla
Entrepreneurship zealot

 

Vishal Gulati | @vgul
Still 140. Less wrong everyday.

 

ZDoggMD | @ZDoggMD
Making Medicine Great Again.


Dan Kendall

Dan Kendall

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