As director of the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media, Aase helps Mayo develop the best ways to apply social media to promote health, fight disease and improve health care. Aase is also chancellor of Social Media University, Global, a free online education institution to help mid-career professionals learn to use social tools.
Mayo Clinic has close to 800,000 followers on Twitter and nearly 500,000 like on Facebook.
Ahier holds the position of Director of Standards and Government Affairs at Medicity. Previously, he worked as as Health IT Evangelist at Mid-Columbia Medical Center and served as President of Gorge Health Connect, a recognized health IT expert, especially when it comes to health information exchange. He is an inveterate tweeter, with 28,600 followers. He is a HIMSS15 Social Media Ambassador.
Read a profile of Brian Ahier here.
A self-described health data geek, Bishop is Health Plan Analytics Innovation and Consulting Practice Lead at Dell. She took the position in 2014 after being a partner and owner in her own health IT consulting firm in Jacksonville, Fla. Mandi has nearly 10,000 followers on Twitter. She is a HIMSS15 Social Media Ambassador.
Read a profile of Mandi Bishop here.
Boone, better know as Motorcycle Guy, is standards geek at GE Healthcare. "Healthcare standards is my passion and my calling." He co-chairs the Patient Care Coordination Planning Committee for Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise, IHE. He writes a regular blog (which is published on HealthcareITNews.com). He has more than 6,000 followers on Twitter.
Sanjay Gupta, MD, is a neurosurgeon and Chief Medical Correspondent for CNN. Hard to know which garners the most Twitter followers, he has 1.97 million. Among his recent tweets: "So it DOES take a brain surgeon to fill out winning #MarchMadness #CNNBrackets! tied for 1st place w/ @AlisynCamerota." Photo: Wikipedia Commons
Sarasohn-Kahn is a health economist and advisor and a self-described trend-weaver for clients at the intersection of health+technology+people. She works with health stakeholders on strategy, scenario planning and environmental analysis. She blogs at Health Populi and HealthcareDIY. She has more than 18,000 followers on Twitter. She is among the HIMSS15 Social Media Ambassadors.
Read a profile of Jane Sarasohn-Kahn here.
McCallum is managing director, Health Content Advisors. She advises companies in the healthcare sector on business models for sharing and commercializing healthcare data across all stakeholder groups. She has nearly 10,000 followers on Twitter. One of her recent tweets: RT @mandl: Congress still blocking national patient identifier." McCallum is a Social Media Ambassador at HIMSS15.
Read a profile of Janice McCallum here.
Nayyar is assistant clinical professor of medicine at Florida International University. She describes herself as physician executive, public speaker, author, social media leader with special expertise in healthcare innovation, mobile and cloud health IT solutions. She has more than 10,000 Twitter followers. She is one of the HIMSS Social Media Ambassadors at HIMSS15.
Kevin Pho, an internal medicine doctor, founded KevinMD.com in 2004. It features more than 1,500 writers, most of them physicians, nurses, medical students and policy experts. He co-authored the book, Establishing, Managing, and Protecting Your Online Reputation: A Social Media Guide for Physicians and Medical Practices. He has 121,000 Twitter followers.
Planchart is chief architect at Geneia. He learned about the power of social media back in 2009, writes Scott Tharler on Healthcare IT News. In trying to solve an important radiology interoperability problem, Planchart connected with a key interop standards committee member on Twitter and networked his way to other "big guns" who were eventually able to help him solve the issue. Today, Planchart, @the EHR Guy, has 10,600 followers on Twitter. He is a HIMSS15 Social Media Ambassador.
Read a profile of Michael Planchart here.
Shahid Shah describes himself as a Gov 2.0, digital health, life sciences and med device innovator/inventor, speaker, entrepreneur, CTO. "I’m a company builder," he writes on LinkedIn. "I love making products that require complex engineering skills but need to be easy to deploy and use. My passion is innovation that improves people’s lives in measurable ways." He has nearly 4,000 Twitter followers. He is a HIMSS15 Social Media Ambassador.
Read a profile of Shahid Shah here.
Linda Stotsky is healthcare business development director at LogicNets, where she leads the strategic roll out of LogicNets' healthcare "intelligent design" technology. She describes herself as a champion of the progress of the healthcare industry, physicians, ACOs, hospitals and government organizations through the use of innovative technologies and intelligent design. On Twitter, @EMRAnswers, Stotsky has 10,800 followers. She is a HIMSS15 Social Media Ambassador.
Read a profile of Linda Stotsky here.
On Twitter, Thielst describes herself as "hospital administrator, consultant, health IT thought leader, author, mom and girl from NOLA blogging since 2005!" She blogs at Christina's Considerations. She has nearly 3,000 Twitter followers.
Chuck Webster, MD, is president at EHR Workflow inc. He told Healthcare IT News recently, "I am not above jumping on the latest gadget because it's a way to generate content." On Twitter he describes himself as Social Media Ambassador for healthcare workflow, IT, IoT, 3D-printing, drones, wearables, Arduino & @MrRIMP Robot-In-My-Pocket. He has nearly 6,000 Twitter followers. He is among the HIMSS15 Social Media Ambassadors.
Read a profile of Chuck Webster here.