#HIT100: See the crowdsourced list of health IT experts on social media

The names and Twitter handles of this year's social media favorites as voted on by the people.
By Tom Sullivan
07:09 AM
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#HIT100 list on Twitter

From left: Susannah Fox, Eric Topol, Karen Desalvo and Andrew Slavitt.

The much-anticipated final #HIT100 list is now available and it brings some of the biggest names in health information technology on Twitter.

The #HIT100 lineup is the crowdsourced community – from attorneys to doctors to entrepreneurs, executives and innovators to policy makers, public health specialists and well-known personalities – who are all active on Twitter. 

Michael Planchart, otherwise known as @theEHRguy and number 30 on the list below, spearheads the #HIT100 every summer and anyone can nominate anyone they choose. 

“The spirit of #HIT100 is not the stack and rank but more the introduction of people to each other,” Planchart said. “The rank is just an entertaining way of doing it.”

The full #HIT100 results of Planchart’s tallying process:

1. Mandi Bishop @MandiBPro

2. Christoph Trappe @CTrappe

3. William G. Esslinger, Jr. @billesslinger

4. John Nosta @JohnNosta

5. Linda Stotsky @EMRanswers

6. Mario Hyland @interopguy

7. John Lynn @techguy

8. Colin Hung @Colin_Hung

9. Nick Adkins @nickisnpdx  

10. Bill Bunting @WTBunting

11. Brad Justus @Brad_Justus

12. Nick Van Terheyden @drnic1

13. Andy DeLao @CancerGeek

14. Max Stroud @Mmaxwellstroud

15. Charles Webster @wareflo

16. JennDenard @JennDennard

17. Wen Dombrowski @healthcareWen

18. Rasu Shrestha @RasuShrestha

19. Steve Sisko @shimcode

20. Bernadette Keefe @nxtstop1

21. Mylea Charvat @MyleaCharvat

22. Regina Holliday @ReginaHolliday

23. Richard Corbridge @R1chardatron

24. Brian Ahier @ahier

25. Dan Dunlop @dandunlop

26. Matthew Fisher @Matt_R_Fisher

27. James Legan @jimmie_vanagon

28. Joe Lavelle @Resultant

29. Gregg Masters @2healthguru

30. Michael Planchart @theEHRGuy

31. Sarah Bennight @sarahbennight

32. Keith Boone @motorcycle_guy

33. Jared Johnson @jaredpiano

34. David Chou @dchou1107

35. Dave Chase @chasedave

36. Chad Johnson @OchoTex

37. Nrip Nihalani @nrip

38. Shereese Maynard @ShereesePubHlth

39. Sean Erreger @StuckonSW

40. Jon McBride @jamcbride

41. Janice McCallum @janicemccallum

42. Lynn Vos @LynnVos

43. Geeta Nayyar @gnayyar

44. Eric Topol @EricTopol

45. Elin Silveous @ElinSilveous

46. Dan Munro @DanMunro

47. Joseph Babaian @JoeBabaian

48. Jane Sarasohn-Kahn @healthythinker

49. Mark Watts @markwattscra

50. Debbie Esslinger @DebbieEsslinger

51. Shahid Shah @ShahidNShah

52. VideoDoc @VideoDocEU

53. Ryan Witt @WittRZ

54. Don Lee @dflee30

55. Ryan Lucas @dz45tr

56. Dave deBronkart @ePatientDave

57. Gia Sison @giasison

58. Marie Ennis-O'Connor @JBBC

59. Lygeia Ricciardi @Lygeia

60. John Sharp @JohnSharp

61. Karen DeSalvo @KBDeSalvo

62. David Harlow @healthblawg

63. Melissa McCool @melissaxxmccool

64. Naomi Fried @NaomiFried

65. Erin Wold @ErinEWold

66. Tamara StClaire @drstclaire

67. Liam Farrell @drlfarrell

68. DIrk Stanley @dirkstanley

69. Susannah Fox @SusannahFox

70. Iris Thiele Isip Tan @endocrine_witch

71. Janet Kennedy @GetSocialHealth

72. Shafiq Rab @CIOSHAFIQ

73. Christina Farr @chrissyfarr

74. Sherry Reynolds @Cascadia

75. Andy Slavitt @ASlavitt

76. Casey Quinlan @MightyCasey

77. James Edwards @jameyedwards

78. Jim Rawson @Jim_Rawson_MD

79. Leonard Kish @leonardkish

80. Kate Huvane Gamble @khgamble

81. Health Standards @HealthStandards

82. Tony Heffernan @BeeForBattens

83. Cari McLean @carimclean

84. Brian Eastwood @Brian_Eastwood

85. Christina Lizaso @btrfly12

86. Corinne Stroum @healthcora

87. Michael Joseph @HealthData4All

88. Galen Healthcare @GalenHealthcare

89. Stacy Goebel @stacygoebel

90. Michelle Kearns @ShinyShella 

91. Matthew Loxton @mloxton

92. Rafael Grossman @ZGJR

93. Jon Mertz @jonmertz

94. Samir Qamar @Samir_Qamar

95. Sue Schade @sgschade

96. Matt Katz @subatomicdoc

97. Tom Sullivan @SullyHIT

98. Denise Silber @health20Paris

99. Colleen Young @colleen_young

100. Graham Grieve @GrahamGrieve 

Planchart declined to share the exact number of votes each #HIT100 entry received. He explained that he set clear examples of his criteria, including what does and does not get taken into account. And he outlined the ranking process on his blog:

I do the tallying in a simple way.  This year I simplified it even more with some simple algorithms.

1. Complex nominations, which I consider those that have multiple handles or URLs or other artifacts were excluded from the list.  The exclusion list removed 257 complex nominations. Some care was taken with the top 25 to make sure close ties could be verified and validated.  Duplicate nominations were also removed.  This produced a “curated” list.  The curated list ended up having 2417 valid nominations.

2. With a simple SQL grouping select statement the tweets were grouped by the unique nominee handle.  This created a sequential list organized alphabetically with hundreds of nominees.  The top 100 of the list were the once that have been in the announcements.

The nominations were being captured near real-time and the analytics were being continuously published.

Planchart revealed to Healthcare IT News last week the 1-5 rankings, followed by 6-10 and then 11-25.

Twitter: SullyHIT
Email the writer: tom.sullivan@himssmedia.com


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