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 established itself in the healthcare industry. By finding healthcare Twitter accounts that are related to your specialty, you can have access to the best information and always remain within the loop.
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 (including Twitter) in healthcare was inevitable, and thankfully most medical professionals are now fully on board.
With the large growth of the number of healthcare Twitter accounts available, 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 healthcare Twitter accounts to follow in 2020, 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 healthcare Twitter 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 2020:
* 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 skeptic.
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 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 Accounts 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
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.
Matthew Herper | @matthewherper
Forbes reporter covering science and medicine
Mayo Clinic | @MayoClinic
An integrated clinical practice, education, and research institution specializing in treating patients. An 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 that 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
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. [email protected]
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 the 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 trustworthy 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.
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As you can see, there are many different high-quality healthcare Twitter accounts available to choose from. The healthcare accounts that are right for you will depend on your specialty, your typical patients, and your social media goals. Taking the time to visit multiple Twitter pages and enjoy some high-quality content just might be exactly what you need to help improve your current practice.
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