Changes to the healthcare economy have forced all healthcare stakeholders to make changes. Healthcare IT companies have responded with digital solutions to address the challenges patients, providers, physicians, and payers face when trying to improve the healthcare experience. Their company leaders are often first-hand witnesses to the problems plaguing the healthcare system and are passionate about making a change for the better.
Healthcare continues to evolve, adoption of digital channels, an increased demand for transparency, and a desire for more human connections. Twitter provides an opportunity for leaders to share wisdom, post their latest research and information, and join forces with others for strategic collaborations. These five healthcare IT CEOs are on Twitter engaging with various stakeholders, sharing insights, and proving CEOs are human too.
1. Bird Blitch, Patientco
Twitter Bio: Focused on Patient Financial Engagement. CEO of @Patientco with an incredible team on an important mission. #hcit
Headquarters: Atlanta, GA
About: Patientco is a cloud-based platform designed to help patients understand, manage and pay their healthcare bills.
Bird is passionate about his team…so passionate he’s even proudly showcasing the team on his Twitter cover photo. He also shares pictures from fun company outings, like a recent trip to a Red Sox game. But it’s not just about fun and company culture for Bird. He writes for PatientCo’s blog about serious topics. His latest article,”Improving Financial Outcomes with Patient Engagement,” is a thorough analysis with thoughtful insight.
— Bird Blitch (@BirdBlitch) May 21, 2014
2. Eric Heil, RightCare Solutions
Twitter Bio: Blessed! A husband, father, Penn engineer, NCAA basketball player, Wharton Exec MBA, Iowan, former VC, now HCIT CEO at RightCare. @TeamRightCare.
Company: RightCare Solutions
Founders: Eric Heil
Headquarters: Ft. Washington, PA
About: RightCare Solutions employs an evidence-based technology to help healthcare providers optimize their discharge planning process.
Eric is a collaborative tweeter; regularly sharing others’ content and making time to thank people for press mentions and positive feedback. He engages in tweet chats and asks thoughtful questions. An enthusiastic entrepreneur, Eric shares quotes and motivational messages.
— Eric Heil (@Heil42) March 31, 2014
3. Brett Byman, Nobl
Twitter Bio: Entrepreneur in the Healthcare IT space. Also a UI/UX designer in the life where I have time. CEO / Co-Founder @noblhealth Advisor / Co-Founder @UNLCEO
Founders: Brett Byman, Raymond Page, Katie Hottovy
Headquarters: Lincoln, Nebraska
About: Nobl assists healthcare facilities in improving patient satisfaction by making the process of hourly rounding more efficient, meaningful, and effective.
Brett is also a team player on Twitter, retweeting others and sharing from events he attends, like the Patient Experience Summit. He shares through the lens of healthcare, but also as an entrepreneur. He’s truly social, going beyond just digital communications to make plans through Twitter to meet people for lunch.
4. Jonathan Bush, athenahealth
Twitter Bio: Athena Health Co-founder & CEO @athenahealth / #dataholic / Father of 5 / LinkedIn Influencer / Seeks humanity in healthcare
Founders: Todd Park
Headquarters: Watertown, MA
About: athenahealth provides cloud-based services for physician practices, such as electronic health records and practice management. Jonathan sometimes only tweets once or twice in a month, but his tweets are meaningful and usually infused with personality. He just recently launched his book,”Where Does it Hurt? An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Fixing Health Care.” He’s passionate about healthcare reform and isn’t afraid to call out where he thinks there’s opportunity for improvement or an impetus to change.
— Jonathan Bush (@Jonathan_Bush) January 14, 2014
5. Bill Marvin, InstaMed
Twitter Bio: Bill has been in the revenue cycle industry since 1993 and is the President and CEO of InstaMed, the leading Healthcare Payments Network.
Founders: Chris Seib, Bill Marvin
Headquarters: Philadelphia, PA
About: InstaMed operates a single proprietary network to handle both healthcare and payment transactions.
Bill is active on Twitter, sharing relevant industry news and sharing content from his company, InstaMed. He was just recently honored with the 2014 Enterprise Award Technology CEO of the Year. He tweets often about healthcare payments, healthcare consumerism, and healthcare trends.
— Bill Marvin (@williamfmarvin) May 20, 2014