Continuing our series of the best resources in healthcare to help you stay abreast of all that’s happening in our industry, we have compiled a list of healthcare influencers to follow in 2023. By following these leaders, you’ll learn firsthand from people who are working hard to make positive changes in healthcare every day.
Our goal was to bring together a wide range of expertise. You’ll find our list of influencers to many points of view – some are clinicians, some are technologists, some are journalists – but all have something thoughtful to share. Hit the “follow” button on their social media channels and dive in.
Sara Vaezy, Providence EVP and Chief Strategy and Digital Officer, specializes in strategy-driven innovation that drives organizational transformation. Previously at Providence, she was the Chief of Digital and Growth Strategy responsible for digital strategy, partnerships, commercialization, technology evaluation, and digital thought leadership. She built a framework for building and maintaining deep organizational relationships with stakeholders —including over 150+ health system digital and innovation teams, venture capital organizations, industry analysts & influencers, and digital health organizations. Additionally, she serves as an NCQA Board Director, is an inaugural member of the Frist Cressey Ventures Collective and a Health Evolution Forum Fellow.
Shereese Maynard develops and implements policies for healthcare organizations around the U.S. She also specializes in budgets and strategic planning. She has spoken on policy all over the U.S. and has mentored hundreds of health care providers.
Ami B. Bhatt, MD, FACC is the Chief Innovation Officer (CIO) of the American College of Cardiology. As CIO, Bhatt provides leadership and expertise in health care innovation and continue to grow the College’s comprehensive Innovation Program in support of the ACC’s Mission to transform cardiovascular care and improve heart health.
If that wasn’t enough she is also the cohost of the MedTech Insights Talk Show alongside with Dr. Jen Joe.
Maneesh Juneja tells stories about the future. He has one bold vision that drives everything he does: Finding ways to use data to improve the health of 8 billion people on Earth. Check out his latest project where his views on the future of 3D printed organs were featured this summer on the Netflix docuseries, “The Future Of”
Heather Nelson works as a CIO at Boston Children’s Hospital, which is a Medical & Surgical Hospitals company with an estimated 9,993 employees; and founded in 1869. They are part of the Information Technology Executive team within the C-Suite Department and their management level is C-Level. Heather is currently based in Boston, United States.
Dynamic award-winning healthcare communications professional and patient advocate with experience in public relations, sales, marketing coordination and implementation. Inventive leader with strong interpersonal and organizational skills. Fluent in social media and viral content marketing platforms. Enjoys working in a collaborative environment conducive to creativity, learning, and growth.
Her mission in life is to give innovators platforms to modernize the healthcare industry – one big or small step at a time – because choice care, data, technology, science, and research can save lives. All of us in healthcare are a link in the chain of the life saving process.
I’m an old curmudgeon in the world of health technology. Best known as the founder of The Health Care Blog (THCB) and (with Indu Subaiya) the Health 2.0 conferences, I now split my time between THCB, Catalyst @ Health 2.0, and the SMACK.health Advisory service for health tech startups.
During my career I’ve spent nearly 30 years in health care and health care IT as a generalist forecaster and strategist, I’ve worked for renowned forecasting (IFTF) and polling (Harris) organizations, conducted several ground breaking in-depth studies about many aspects of health care, and delivered several keynote addresses all over the world (and now all over Zoom). I know a few people too.
She started the Faces Of Digital Health podcast in 2017 to explore the speed at which healthcare systems around the world are adopting digital transformation. The podcast steers away from American centricity in reporting about digital health. She believe this information can be helpful for healthcare entrepreneurs considering different global markets. It can give medical professionals and decision-makers insight into the latest digital health trends.
Working as a full-time journalist from highschool till her thirties taught her how to look at healthcare challenges from different angles. Today all the skills from journalism help her with building the Meds Club – an international community of pharmacists, doctors, and nurses exploring best digital practices for better medication-related patient safety.
Creator and host of Talking HealthTech; a podcast and membership community about technology in healthcare. Company Director at MetaOptima, creating intelligent technology to help doctors detect and treat skin cancer. Company Director of the Medical Software Industry Association (MSIA), representing the software vendors of the healthcare industry in Australia. Experienced Healthcare Executive with a proven track record of helping HealthTech start-ups in APAC lift into scale-up phase and beyond. Ambitious leader striving for happiness, pride and fulfilment. Passionate about healthy living, lifelong learning, accomplishment and a loving family.
Dr. Joseph Kvedar is an author, editor, advisor, telehealth evangelist and taught at Harvard Medical School for 20 years. Focusing on advancing the adoption of telehealth and virtual care technologies at the national level, applying 26 years of experience, insights, and influence.