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Top 10 Healthcare Industry Influencers to Follow on Twitter

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By Stephen Alfano

The healthcare industry is pervasive. In fact, few sectors in the world have as much of an impact on our everyday life as the business of monitoring and mending health and well-being. Not surprisingly, this all-encompassing economic endeavor spurs billions of stories, sound bites, and stats on social media each day. So, who has the patience to sift through this vast, never-ending stream of tips and intelligence? No one does; which is why I humbly offer this shortlist—10 of the most influential healthcare industry “Tweeps” to follow, to help you stay on top of healthcare industry trends and talking points.

@CarlaKJohnson – “Journalist covering health care and medical research for The Associated Press.”

@scotthensley – “Writer and editor for Shots, NPR’s health blog.”

@medicalaxioms – “… an academic hospitalist who shares medical axioms, aphorisms, & wisdom …”

@RichDuszak – “Seeking better ways to put the care back in healthcare.”

@WTBunting – “Advocate for improving #healthcare w/#bigdata #mHealth #digitalhealth #pophealth.”

@mithackmed – “Our mission? Hack healthcare. Break it down, build it up, make it better.”

@JosephFitchett  – “doctor and Knox fellow @Harvard – cofounder @GHFilm – previously @LSHTM_TB – reflections on tech, infectious disease, epidemiology, & antimicrobial resistance”

@jvolmink – “Helping to make our world a happier and healthier place. My motto: There’s no them, only us.”

@WhoseShoes  – “Catalyst for change in health & social care. Creator of Whose Shoes? Coproduction tool helping people work together to improve lives.”

@helenbevan – “Chief Transformation Officer NHS Horizons Group”

About the Author: Stephen Alfano is a Organization Development Consultant and Communications Expert. He has over 20 years experience in leading and managing internal and external marketing initiatives for both private and government sector clients. His résumé includes providing both new business and business process improvement services to Apple, American Express, AT&T, California Department of Transportation, Chevron, Entergy, Levi Strauss & Co., Louisiana Office of Tourism, Mattel, Microsoft, Novell, SONY, Sutter Health, and Wells Fargo. Stephen currently works as an Executive Consultant with KAI Partners, Inc., providing change management and communications expertise and support services to California State Departments.

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