Jan 31, 2017
Our favorite Twitter accounts for healthcare professionals to follow this year.
Back in early 2014 when we compiled our first list of the “Top 100 Twitter Accounts For Healthcare Professionals To Follow,” the biggest social media-related question to hurdle wasn’t, “Who should I be following on social media?” but rather, “Should I even be on social media at all?” Three years later, it’s safe to say that social media has firmly planted is footing in the healthcare industry.
No longer are we able to deny the power that social media holds. We have never seen a tool with the ability to let each and every one of us instantaneously connect with millions of people literally at the push of a button, and naturally, many were hesitant to adopt such technology. However, it quickly became clear that a strong social media presence in healthcare was inevitable, and thankfully most medical professionals are now fully on board.
With the large growth of overall Twitter accounts, finding the most valuable accounts to follow has become more challenging than ever. Today, the question truly is, “Who should I be following?” Thankfully, we’ve got you covered.
After an extensive research and vetting process, we have settled on a list of our top 100 Twitter accounts that every healthcare professional should be following in 2017, and beyond. Our goal was to compile a list of 100 Twitter accounts that will provide any healthcare professional with a great foundation of informative, well-rounded, and intriguing Twitter accounts to follow.
Please note, there is some subjectivity to this list – there are many deserving accounts not mentioned that provide incredibly valuable information. These aren’t necessarily the biggest healthcare influencers on Twitter or the most popular.
Here are the top 100 healthcare Twitter accounts to follow in 2017:
* Listed Alphabetically
The American Association of Nurse Practitioners is The Voice of the Nurse Practitioner® & the largest national professional membership organization for all NPs.
Nursing Community with over 5 million nurses networking with other nurses each month @ allnurses.com
American Medical Association: Promoting the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health.#AHealthierNation
The official American Heart Association page. #LifeIsWhy! Tell us yours. Tips on healthy eating & exercise to help prevent heart disease, U.S.’s No. 1 killer.
American Journal of Nursing, the leading voice of nursing since 1900. Peer-reviewed, evidence-based, the most trusted source for nursing.
The official Twitter account for the American Red Cross.
André Picard is the health columnist at The Globe and Mail. I tweet and RT about health issues, running and journalism. RTs not endorsements, etc.
Official account of the American Public Health Association: For science. For action. For health.
Surgeon, Writer, Researcher, Dilettante.
The Medical Futurist, science fiction fanatic, avid health tracker, with a mission to bring future technologies to medicine & healthcare.
Passionate about healthcare, technology, open data and government 2.0
Co-Founder and Publisher of @MobiHealthNews. Prev: Editor-in-Chief
Award Winning Author & Blogger, International Keynote Speaker, Social Media Influencer, Clinical Informatics Nurse, & Product Manager. Patients, Nursing, & Tech
Doctor to young people | Drives digestive health at Texas Children's Hospital The Woodlands | Author: Looking Out for Number Two (HarperCollins/HarperWave 2017)
CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response: increasing the nation's ability to prepare for and respond to public health emergencies.
Get the latest consumer health news and tips to stay healthy from 1 of the nation's #BestHospitals. Meet the caregivers who are transforming healthcare.
EP, The Big Heist film | VC | Industry shifter | Speaker | Entrepreneur: 2 exits; Intrapreneur 2 $1B+ businesses | Mts = natural habitat http://bit.ly/TEDxChase
International patient engagement activist, speaker, author of Let Patients Help: A Patient Engagement Handbook, blogger
Providing medical aid where it's needed most. Add us on Snapchat: msf
Precision vaccinations require cognitive analytics, innovative technologies and the connected care continuum.
M.D.,EM-Serving pts & med comm. Top 100 Twitter Accnts For HC Profs, Top 25 physicians. Welcome!
Staff Neurosurgeon, Emory Clinic; CNN Chief Medical Correspondent
Medical Oncologist & Co-songwriter with people living with cancer. Illness starts w/ 'I' & wellness starts w/ 'we'.
We deliver need-to-know healthcare news, insights and trends for hospital CEOs and administrators. Subscribe to our newsletter: http://goo.gl/DxuCrW
Author of the upcoming book: The Managed Care Blues: My journey through a broken health care system and how we can fix it. (36 yr cancer survivor).
retired evaluator health/social care; psychologist; research: aging, mental health, drug abuse, HIV, mind models/maps, dementia; fmr CEO The Measurement Group
Knowledge is the best medicine. Providing you with trustworthy health information from the halls of @Harvardmed and world-famous affiliated hospitals.
At the intersection of health, health care, and policy. Follows/Tweets/RTs ≠ endorsements.
The healthcare industry’s leading source for news, intelligence, and strategy for senior executives.
JAMA, published since 1883, is an international, peer-reviewed medical journal published weekly.
Information Flaneur, physician. "forget your perfect offering; there is a crack in everything; that's how the light gets in"
Director, @MayoClinic Social Media Network. Chancellor, Social Media University, Global (SMUG). Opinions tweeted are mine, not Mayo's.
10X NY Times bestseller. Mark Hyman, M.D. dedicated to transforming healthcare. Tackling the root causes of chronic illness through functional medicine. THRIVE!
Forbes reporter covering science and medicine
An integrated clinical practice, education and research institution specializing in treating patients. Account maintained by @MayoClinic/MCCSM.
The official account of MD Anderson Cancer Center, a leader in cancer care, cancer research and the fight to #endcancer. Appointments available: 1-877-632-6789
Tracking what's next in medical innovation from hospitals, payers, medtech, pharma, digital & beyond. A @breakingmedia site.
Smarter business. Better patient care. Follow us for the latest news and viewpoints on primary care, the business of medicine and health IT.
Daily, peer reviewed medical news for clinicians
Medscape provides breaking medical news and expert perspectives, drug and disease information, and free CME across 30+ medical specialties.
Family Physician | Primary Care Advocate | My Journey Through Medicine, Social Media & Life | Social Media Enthusiast | Formerly @DoctorAnonymous
Award-winning Healthcare Business News, Research and Opinion
The New England Journal of Medicine (http://NEJM.org ) is the world’s leading medical journal and website.
Health coverage from the NPR Science Desk
The social career resource for nurses. Tweeting daily nursing and health news. #TeamNurses
Your leading source for nursing news, job opportunities and continuing education. http://Nurse.com — where the nurses are.
The American Nurses Association is a national professional association which advocates for all registered nurses and the patients they serve.
All the news, research and opinion from http://www.nursingtimes.net . RTs not necessarily an endorsement
Health news from the Science desk of The New York Times
Keynote Speaker ⋅ Management Consultant ⋅ Social Entrepreneur ⋅ Surfer ⋅ Founder of the 50,000+ member Digital Health group on LinkedIn
America's leading practice management resource. A subsidiary of UBM Medica US.
Sharing health and medical news from around the world.
Simple concise Nursing Review guide for Smart Students & Nurses. Quick Answers to relevant Test Questions in Nursing School & NCLEX.
Radiologist, but discontent with the dark. Seeking better ways to put the care back in healthcare.
Senior Policy Correspondent @voxdotcom. Health policy nerd. Co-host of the Weeds. Obsessive dog owner.
@StJude Children's Research Hospital ® is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer.
Stanford University School of Medicine integrates research, education, patient care and community service. Tweets by @HollyAlyssa13
I help people navigate health and technology. Former CTO at HHS.
Pat Salber, MD, MBA. A thought leader in health and healthcare innovation. #mhealth
Everything you wanted to know about the Health Care system. But were afraid to ask. Tweets are not medical advice. RTs = interest. firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome to The Lancet on Twitter. Keep in touch with The Lancet, one of the world's leading general medical journals, published weekly since 1823.
Mayo Clinic diabetes doc + researcher from Peru working for a patient revolution vs. healthcare corruption, and for treatments that fit patients.
Health, healthcare, biotech, new drugs & medicine coverage from The Wall Street Journal.
WebMD and our medical team bring you the most trust-worthy and timely health news and information.
We believe that through connecting Nurses we can share information, ideas, knowledge & support in order to improve patient care
Official Twitter account of the World Health Organization, the United Nations' health agency
Physician, off-white rapper, and Health 3.0 revolutionary. SLIGHTLY funnier than placebo.