Top 100 Healthcare-Related Twitter Accounts To Follow In 2017

Posted by Adam Rapp | Healthcare Social Media

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.

  

Top 100 Healthcare Twitter Accounts | eMedCert

  

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

  

AANP | @AANP_NEWS

The American Association of Nurse Practitioners is The Voice of the Nurse Practitioner® & the largest national professional membership organization for all NPs.

  

allnurses.com | @allnurses

Nursing Community with over 5 million nurses networking with other nurses each month @ allnurses.com

  

AMA | @AmerMedicalAssn

American Medical Association: Promoting the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health.#AHealthierNation

  

American Heart Association | @American_Heart

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 | @AmJNurs

American Journal of Nursing, the leading voice of nursing since 1900. Peer-reviewed, evidence-based, the most trusted source for nursing.

  

American Red Cross | @RedCross

The official Twitter account for the American Red Cross.

  

Andre Blackmon | @mindofandre

Building the future for the public's health. Digital strategist. Co-founder @FastFwdHealth. Advisor: @MayoClinic @SXSW @American_Heart. People matter.

  

André Picard | @picardonhealth

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.

  

Andrew Spong | @andrewspong

Defining and designing effective #pharma comms for the age of distributed healthcare. @HealthEquals lead. #PatientsIncluded activist. #DigitalHealth sceptic.

  

APHA | @PublicHealth

Official account of the American Public Health Association: For science. For action. For health.

  

Atul Gawande | @Atul_Gawande

Surgeon, Writer, Researcher, Dilettante.

  

Berci Meskó, MD, PhD | @Berci

The Medical Futurist, science fiction fanatic, avid health tracker, with a mission to bring future technologies to medicine & healthcare.

  

Brian Ahier | @ahier

Passionate about healthcare, technology, open data and government 2.0

  

Brian Dolan | @mobilehealth

Co-Founder and Publisher of @MobiHealthNews. Prev: Editor-in-Chief

  

Brittney Wilson, BSN | @TheNerdyNurse

Award Winning Author & Blogger, International Keynote Speaker, Social Media Influencer, Clinical Informatics Nurse, & Product Manager. Patients, Nursing, & Tech

  

Bryan Vartabedian | @Doctor_V

Doctor to young people | Drives digestive health at Texas Children's Hospital The Woodlands | Author: Looking Out for Number Two (HarperCollins/HarperWave 2017)

  

C. Michael Gibson MD | @CMichaelGibson

Founder & Chairman Of http://www.wikidoc.org A Free Up-to-Date Copyleft Medical Textbook | RT ≠ endorse | Disclaimer here: http://bit.ly/1mewZOF

  

CDC | @CDCgov

CDC's official Twitter source for daily credible health & safety updates f/ Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. Privacy policy

  

CDC Emergency | @CDCemergency

CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response: increasing the nation's ability to prepare for and respond to public health emergencies.

  

Cleveland Clinic | @ClevelandClinic

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.

  

Dave Chase | @chasedave

EP, The Big Heist film | VC | Industry shifter | Speaker | Entrepreneur: 2 exits; Intrapreneur 2 $1B+ businesses | Mts = natural habitat http://bit.ly/TEDxChase

  

Dave deBronkart | @ePatientDave

International patient engagement activist, speaker, author of Let Patients Help: A Patient Engagement Handbook, blogger

  

Dave Walker | @drwalker_rph

#pharmacist, consultant, founder @MedWhys, speaker, #patientsafety, outreach specialist, #MTM, #adherence, interests in #pharmacogenetics / #pharmacogenomics

  

David Harlow | @healthblawg

#HealthCare Lawyer, Consultant, Speaker, Blogger http://harlowgroup.net Tweets are tweets: no more, no less. #HIPAA#hcinno#digitalhealth#HealthIT

  

David Lee Scher, MD | @dlschermd

Cardiologist, #DigitalHealth consultant, Award-winning blogger at: http://davidleescher.com . @himss Reviewer. Badass sax player #hcldr #HIT #pinksocks

  

Doctors w/o Borders | @MSF_USA

Providing medical aid where it's needed most. Add us on Snapchat: msf

  

Don Hackett | @donaldhackett

Precision vaccinations require cognitive analytics, innovative technologies and the connected care continuum.

  

Dr. Gia Sison | @giasison

Thomasian Filipino Doctor. Blogger. Top Kred 1% Influencer. Breast Cancer Survivor. Philippine Leader Livestrong Foundation. Co-Founder #HealthXPh #meded #HCLDR

  

Dr. Kelly Sennholz | @MtnMD

M.D.,EM-Serving pts & med comm. Top 100 Twitter Accnts For HC Profs, Top 25 physicians. Welcome!

  

Dr. Kevin Campbell | @DrKevinCampbell

Dr Kevin Campbell is an internationally-recognized cardiologist. On-air medical expert @WNCN @CBS & @FoxNews @MSNBC guest. Transforming healthcare thru media!

  

Dr. Oren Fuerst | @orenfu

Digital Health entrepreneur and inventor. Recent creations include @medivizor , @Prepex, @my_dario

  

Dr. Sanjay Gupta | @drsanjaygupta

Staff Neurosurgeon, Emory Clinic; CNN Chief Medical Correspondent

  

Dr. Steven Eisenberg | @dreisenberg

Medical Oncologist & Co-songwriter with people living with cancer. Illness starts w/ 'I' & wellness starts w/ 'we'.

  

Eric Topol | @EricTopol

Cardiologist, researcher, EiC @Medscape, author, The Patient Will See You Now #PWSYN All tweets by me

  

FierceHealth | @FierceHealth

We deliver need-to-know healthcare news, insights and trends for hospital CEOs and administrators. Subscribe to our newsletter: http://goo.gl/DxuCrW

  

Gavin Preston, M.D. | @GavinPrestonMD

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).

  

Geeta Nayyar, MD MBA | @gnayyar

A doctor’s POV on #healthtech, #healthIT collaboration & design. Engaging with #digitalhealth as host of @TopLineMD TV. #HIMSS17 Social Media Ambassador.

  

George J Huba PhD | @DrHubaEvaluator

retired evaluator health/social care; psychologist; research: aging, mental health, drug abuse, HIV, mind models/maps, dementia; fmr CEO The Measurement Group

  

Greg Matthews | @chimoose

Healthcare. Social media. Change management. @MDigitalLife, @W2OGroup. Advisor to @MayoClinic SMN and @SxSW Health. Silly person.

  

Gregg Masters MPH | @2healthguru

Digital media architect & producer: @ACOwatc h@JustOncology @CMIOchat @HIBCtv. This Week in Health Innovation | This Week in Oncology @PopHealthWeek

  

Harvard Health | @HarvardHealth

Knowledge is the best medicine. Providing you with trustworthy health information from the halls of @Harvardmed and world-famous affiliated hospitals.

  

Health Affairs | @Health_Affairs

At the intersection of health, health care, and policy. Follows/Tweets/RTs ≠ endorsements.

  

Healthcare IT News | @HealthITNews

#HealthIT trends, insights and commentary in delicious bite-sized morsels. Updates via @jsabbah ^JS

  

HealthLeaders Media | @HealthLeaders

The healthcare industry’s leading source for news, intelligence, and strategy for senior executives.

  

HHS.gov | @HHSGov

News and information from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). Privacy policy: https://www.hhs.gov/privacy.html .

  

HIMSS | @HIMSS

Leading the best use of #healthIT to better #globalhealth. Updates from @MichaelGaspar (^MG) & @A_Burkey (^AB). RT ≠ Endorsement.

  

Howard Luks MD | @hjluks

Howard Luks MD - Trail Runner, Amateur Cyclist ~Sports Doc ~ Principal @Symplur | Exploring Digital in Healthcare Delivery http://www.howardluksmd.com

  

JAMA | @JAMA_current

JAMA, published since 1883, is an international, peer-reviewed medical journal published weekly.

  

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn | @healthythinker

Health economist, advisor, communicator, and trend weaver. Find me at http://janesarasohnkahn.com and http://www.healthpopuli.com

  

John Nosta | @JohnNosta

DIGITAL HEALTH iconoclast relentlessly seeking the unexpected. http://www.NostaLab.com Google Health Advisory Board, @ExponentialMed, Contrib @Forbes

  

Johns Hopkins Medicine | @HopkinsMedicine

Johns Hopkins Medicine–Improving the #health of the community and world by setting the standard of excellence in modern #education, #research and clinical care.

  

Kaiser Health News | @KHNews

News service covering health care policy. Editorially independent program of @KaiserFamFound. Produce @CalHealthline too. Links not endorsements.

  

Kent Bottles | @KentBottles

Information Flaneur, physician. "forget your perfect offering; there is a crack in everything; that's how the light gets in"

  

Kevin Pho, M.D. | @kevinmd

Physician, author, keynote speaker, USA TODAY's Board of Contributors. Social media's leading physician voice. http://KevinMD.com and http://KevinMD.com/blog/reputation

  

Leana Wen, M.D. | @DrLeanaWen

#Baltimore City Health Commissioner @BMore_Healthy; proud to be an ER doctor and patient & community advocate

  

Lee Aase | @LeeAase

Director, @MayoClinic Social Media Network. Chancellor, Social Media University, Global (SMUG). Opinions tweeted are mine, not Mayo's.

  

Lindsey Fitzharris | @DrLindseyFitz

Medical Historian. Storyteller. Purveyor of the Weird & Gruesome. My book THE BUTCHERING ART will be released Oct. 17 by @fsgbooks & @penguinukbooks.

  

Lisa Gualtieri | @lisagualtieri

Professor @TuftsMedSchool, Director of Digital Health Communication certificate program http://go.tufts.edu/DigitalHealth , Founder, http://RecycleHealth.com

  

Mandi Bishop | @MandiBPro

Firebrand. Disrupting #healthcare 140 characters at a time. Chief Evangelist @Aloha_Health. #STEMPrincess #HealthITChicks #HIMSS17 SMA.

  

Mark Hyman, M.D. | @markhymanmd

10X NY Times bestseller. Mark Hyman, M.D. dedicated to transforming healthcare. Tackling the root causes of chronic illness through functional medicine. THRIVE!

  

Matthew Herper | @matthewherper

Forbes reporter covering science and medicine

  

Mayo Clinic | @MayoClinic

An integrated clinical practice, education and research institution specializing in treating patients. Account maintained by @MayoClinic/MCCSM.

  

MD Anderson | @MDAndersonNews

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

  

MedCity News | @medcitynews

Tracking what's next in medical innovation from hospitals, payers, medtech, pharma, digital & beyond. A @breakingmedia site.

  

Medical Economics | @MedEconomics

Smarter business. Better patient care. Follow us for the latest news and viewpoints on primary care, the business of medicine and health IT.

  

MedPage Today | @medpagetoday

Daily, peer reviewed medical news for clinicians

  

Medscape | @Medscape

Medscape provides breaking medical news and expert perspectives, drug and disease information, and free CME across 30+ medical specialties.

  

Mike Sevilla, MD | @drmikesevilla

Family Physician | Primary Care Advocate | My Journey Through Medicine, Social Media & Life | Social Media Enthusiast | Formerly @DoctorAnonymous

  

Modern Healthcare | @modrnhealthcr

Award-winning Healthcare Business News, Research and Opinion

  

Neil Floch MD | @NeilFlochMD

Good #Food Advocate, #metabolic and #bariatricsurgery #sleevegastrectomy #gastricbypass #LapBand #Linx and #nissen Passion for cure of type 2 #diabetes

  

NEJM | @NEJM

The New England Journal of Medicine (http://NEJM.org ) is the world’s leading medical journal and website.

  

NPR Health News | @NPRHealth

Health coverage from the NPR Science Desk

  

NurseGroups | @NurseGroups

The social career resource for nurses. Tweeting daily nursing and health news. #TeamNurses

  

Nurse Katz | @michellekatzmsn

Seen on @ABC, @TheDoctors, @CBS, @NBC, @HuffingtonPost, author, #healthcare advocate, healthcare system survivor, @gtownNHS, @GeorgeMasonU IG: nurse_katz

  

Nurse.com | @Nurse_com

Your leading source for nursing news, job opportunities and continuing education. http://Nurse.com — where the nurses are.

  

Nurses Association | @ANANursingWorld

The American Nurses Association is a national professional association which advocates for all registered nurses and the patients they serve.

  

Nursing Times | @NursingTimes

All the news, research and opinion from http://www.nursingtimes.net . RTs not necessarily an endorsement

  

NYT Health | @NYTHealth

Health news from the Science desk of The New York Times

  

Paul Sonnier | @Paul_Sonnier

Keynote Speaker ⋅ Management Consultant ⋅ Social Entrepreneur ⋅ Surfer ⋅ Founder of the 50,000+ member Digital Health group on LinkedIn

  

Physicians Practice | @PhysiciansPract

America's leading practice management resource. A subsidiary of UBM Medica US.

  

Reuters Health | @Reuters_Health

Sharing health and medical news from around the world.

  

Review Nursing | @ReviewNursing

Simple concise Nursing Review guide for Smart Students & Nurses. Quick Answers to relevant Test Questions in Nursing School & NCLEX.

  

Rich Duszak, MD | @RichDuszak

Radiologist, but discontent with the dark. Seeking better ways to put the care back in healthcare.

  

Sarah Kliff | @sarahkliff

Senior Policy Correspondent @voxdotcom. Health policy nerd. Co-host of the Weeds. Obsessive dog owner.

  

Sherry Reynolds | @Cascadia

#Innovation Director | Social Venture Entrepreneur | #eHealth Evangelist | ONC Alum | #Startup Advisor | Patient Centered Design #HealthIT #HIMSS17 #JPM17

  

St. Jude | @StJude

@StJude Children's Research Hospital ® is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer.

  

Stanford Medicine | @StanfordMed

Stanford University School of Medicine integrates research, education, patient care and community service. Tweets by @HollyAlyssa13

  

Steve Sisko | @ShimCode

Healthcare Data, Technology & Services | Transparency, Consumerism, Medicare, Quality Measures, Product Mgmt | Research & Design | #HITsm & #sdoh

  

Susannah Fox | @SusannahFox

I help people navigate health and technology. Former CTO at HHS.

  

The Doctor Weighs In | @docweighsin

Pat Salber, MD, MBA. A thought leader in health and healthcare innovation. #mhealth

  

The Health Care Blog | @THCBstaff

Everything you wanted to know about the Health Care system. But were afraid to ask. Tweets are not medical advice. RTs = interest. editor@thehealthcareblog.com

  

The Lancet | @TheLancet

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.

  

Victor Montori, MD | @vmontori

Mayo Clinic diabetes doc + researcher from Peru working for a patient revolution vs. healthcare corruption, and for treatments that fit patients.

  

Vinny Arora MD | @FutureDocs

Doc improving #meded & patient care in hospitals. @costsofcare team. @jhospmedicine SoMe editor. Tweets my own/may not be view of @uchicagomed @uchipritzker.

  

WSJ Health News | @WSJhealth

Health, healthcare, biotech, new drugs & medicine coverage from The Wall Street Journal.

  

WebMD | @WebMD

WebMD and our medical team bring you the most trust-worthy and timely health news and information.

  

Wen Dombrowski MD | @HealthcareWen

Physician @CATALAIZE#Innov #Tech #UX #Data #AI #HealthIT #ICT4D #Policy #Aging #Disability #HomeCare #SDoH #Dance ♫ † (Views/RT=food for thought, ≠endorse)

  

WeNurses | @WeNurses

We believe that through connecting Nurses we can share information, ideas, knowledge & support in order to improve patient care

  

WHO | @WHO

Official Twitter account of the World Health Organization, the United Nations' health agency

  

ZDoggMD | @ZDoggMD

Physician, off-white rapper, and Health 3.0 revolutionary. SLIGHTLY funnier than placebo.