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HIMSS reveals 20 Social Media Ambassadors for HIMSS17

See the new class of social media-savvy executives, innovators and healthcare professionals that will fuel the conversation leading up to, during and after this year’s conference. 
By Tom Sullivan
07:23 AM

Gearing up for HIMSS17, the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society revealed 20 Social Media Ambassadors.

The SMAs are handpicked to contribute to a dialogue about the conference, key trends and topics, including but by no means limited to closing disparity gaps in care delivery. 

They are chosen for both social media prowess and for having unique insights about health IT, care delivery and the enormous potential within today’s overarching trends. 

"We are going to focus on two main things this year: alignment and impact," said Michael Gaspar, social media program manager at HIMSS Media. "This will come in the form a mission statement that can drive all of us to stay focused throughout this year’s campaign." 

Here’s the HIMSS17 roster: 

Andrew DeLaO: @CancerGeek
Bill Bunting: @WTBunting
Charles Webster: @wareflo
Colin Hung: @Colin_Hung
Danielle Siarri: @innonurse
Drex Deford: @drexdeford
Geeta Nayyar: @gnayyar
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn: @healthythinker
Janice McCallum: @janicemccallum
John Lynn: @techguy
Linda Stotsky: @EMRAnswers
Lygeia Ricciardi: @lygeia
Mandi Bishop: @MandiBPro
Matthew Fisher: @Matt_R_Fisher
Max Stroud: @MMaxwellStroud
Nick Van Terheyden: @drnic1
Rasu Shrestha: @RasuShrestha
Shahid Shah: @ShahidNShah
Tamara StClaire: @drstclaire
Vanessa Carter: @_FaceSA 

The lineup draws from innovators, executives, policy wonks, nurses, futurists and other health IT professionals. 

"These Ambassadors all have an abundance of energy to offer the health IT social community," Gaspar said. "Their passions, expertise and social media savvy will provide a sense of discipline to help observers understand pervasive challenges the industry faces, and meet that adversity with inspiration and ideas to tackle them." 

SMAs have already started the conversation using the hashtag #HIMSS17. HIMSS hosted #AIM2Innovate Twitter chat on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2017, at 3 PM EST; here's the transcript. And the HIMSS17 discourse will continue on Twitter long after the conference as it has in year’s past. 

Subscribe to the official HIMSS17 Social Media Ambassadors Twitter list. 

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This article is part of our ongoing coverage of HIMSS17. Visit Destination HIMSS17 for previews, reporting live from the show floor and after the conference.

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