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Check out these 5 telemedicine thought leaders on Twitter

twitter_bird_2fotolia_14773741_xsWith telemedicine projected to grow to 1.8 million patients by 2017 from its current estimated level of 308,000, this area is seeing all sorts of diversification with applications from dermatology to intensive care units to treating trauma victims and stroke patients. Here’s a list of some of telehealth thought leaders on Twitter.

Dr. Rafael Grossmann (@ZGJR) is a trauma surgeon at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, Maine. A TEDx speaker, he and his team work in “teletrauma.”

Alex Nason (@anason) is the director of telehealth programs at Johns Hopkins Medicine and evaluates telemedicine programs in the U.S. and around the world.

Bart Demaerschalk (@Demaerschalk) is a neurologist whose interests include stroke, telemedicine, e-health, hospital neurology, concussion, medical education, health economics and evidence-based medicine.

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Victor Gane (@vgane) co-founder of DermLink.md, a telemedicine startup focused on dermatology.

Peter Levin (@pllevin) is the chief technology officer for the Department of Veterans Affairs. The VA has used telehealth to focus on mental healthcare and it’s also using telemedicine for oncology follow-up care.

 

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