Women make up only a small fraction of executives in the healthcare industry. But one place where they do have a striking presence is on social media – they account for 62 percent of Twitter users, 60 percent of DocStoc users and 58 percent of Facebook users.
You’d have no trouble finding thought-provoking women in the every part of the healthcare industry to follow on social media – that’s why it was so hard to narrow this list down to just 12. These women are patients, researchers, executives, investors and innovators who are making waves not just in their respective sectors but on social media as well. Feel free to share others who you enjoy following.
Geeta Nayyar (@gnayyar) is AT&T ForHealth’s first chief medical information officer.
Daphne Zohar (@daphnezohar) is the founder and managing partner at PureTech Ventures, which forms and leads technology and science companies.
Lygeia Ricciardi (@Lygeia) is acting director of the Office of Consumer eHealth at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, a branch of HHS.
Dr. Leslie Saxon (@DrLeslieSaxon) is the chief of cardiology at USC Keck School of Medicine and executive director of the USC Center for Body Computing who tweets about digital health.
Carolyn Buck Luce (@CarolynBuckLuce) is the head of Ernst & Young’s Global Pharmaceutical Sector and an adjunct professor at Columbia University.
Melissa Cole (@MelissaColeHTR), a senior consultant for Healthcare Transformation Resources, focuses her tweets on patient safety and health IT.
[Regina Holliday photo from Flickr user health2con]
@treatdiariesceo Amy Ohm is the founder of www.treatmentdiaries.com - an online health platform anonymously connecting those affected by any illness. Td is having a global impact on those on journey with a chronic illness, mental health condition or in caring from someone with a medical condition.
@MedPedsDoctor @FutureDocs Student Education and Internal Medicine and MP training representing! Congrats
Bob, Thank you for your recent act of Kindness. Jewels is indeed remarkable~Honored you combined us! @westr @She_Sugar
What a strange list - sounds like more of a PR list than one based on thought leaders in health care innovation..
I just checked health profile and many of these women rarely tweet anything original besides the artist who tweets out her work almost daily. (which is gorgeous) . Not sure what exactly the govt woman is on this for? 5% goal to share records with patients? really? that is the best they can do with 30 billion in taxpayer funds? Others (mostly other providers) only follow a few hundred people so doubt they understand the give and take of social media.
http://t.co/mJXIzSSL I wish I had remembered to invite you to #ideachat 1 X a month Must Follow @blogbrevity Highly Regard! @She_Sugar
@ShimCode Thanks my friend! What an honor to be on this list of amazing women. Hope all is well in AZ! :)
@JoeBabaian Thank you Joe! It is quite an honor to be listed with such an amazing group of women. #hcsm @Medcitynews
@courtwrites thanks for the great lead--such inspiring leaders in healthcare innovation. read more: http://t.co/q2SbRcw4
thanks Paul! @NHSE_Paul Gr8 to follow Naomi Fried @Naomi Fried who oversees innovation initiatives at Boston Children’s @ACCNUK @MElJClem
Thanks @chrisseper -- I'm totally flattered & found a new group to follow & learn from! @CarolynBuckLuce @drnic1 @DrLeslieSaxon
@BunnyEllerin @jmikardos @WendyBlackburn Thx for RT today & promoting these thought-provoking women. They all have my attention!
@jonmertz @ReginaHolliday Such an honor to be listed with you Regina,I'm a huge fan of your work! Jon, TY for the #HITsm community chat!
Great list! Regina is an inspiration. I'll make sure to follow the other phenomenal women on this list. Thanks
Thx!! RT @drnic1: Congrats2 @FutureDocs @NaomiFried women with powerful voices in #healthcare innovation #hcsm http://t.co/dhUoXGNj
.@Lygeia You deserve the recognition! Social media is melding with and changing healthcare #hcsm at an unprecedented rate - paradigm shift.
@MelissaColeHTR You are welcome Melissa! Thanks for the WEGO news. Also love the way you bring clinical/research/admin together effectively.
Hi @ReginaHolliday hope ur well+who was the 2nd #cinderblocks speaker on list http://t.co/moYuwL3k ? Brain is blanking, would like 2 know :)
@KathEvans2 @naomi @ACCNUK @MelJClem Maybe we should write an article on the 12 female social media health innovators in UK? Suggestions?
@GrahamScambler It does seem heavily dominated by American women doesn't it? I wonder when we might get a UK list for both men & women...
@JoeBabaian Much appreciated Joe Twitter is wonderful in bringing together like-minded folks to share great ideas and info!
@lionthree7 I love your logo, but it is cut off on twitter page, you should shrink it or just use lion sized for twitter
@KathEvans2 @nhse_paul @helenbevan @clarercgp wonderful: 3 of ur top female twitter innovators are GPs #proud of my inspiring colleagues :)
@KathEvans2 @helenbevan @clarercgp Helen / Clare - do you fancy this? Perhaps I could ask @nhse_dean to do a blog along these lines?