News Feature | July 24, 2013

#HIT100 List Unveiled

Source: Health IT Outcomes
John Oncea

By John Oncea, Digital Editorial Director

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Created to recognize those who are supporting healthcare information technology through social media, this year’s list of winners includes 37 first-time nominees

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The 3rd annual #HIT100 winners were announced, and Wen Dombrowski (@HealthcareWen), a physician executive who develops technology, business, and healthcare solutions to improve the quality of life of populations with complex medical and social needs, took home top honors. Dombrowski picked up 68 votes to finish 11 votes ahead of second-place Justin Barnes (@HITAdvisor). Brad Justus (@Brad_Justus) was third, one vote behind Barnes.

The #HIT100 voting, which started “just for fun during the 2011 4th of July weekend” by Michael Planchart (@theEHRGuy), honors “those that have contributed with articles, books, blogging, tweeting, forming social networks, and by just simply giving their best to improve healthcare one grain (or tweet) at a time,” according to Planchart’s blog.

Andrew Ellis, MD, JD (@andrewrellis) created a Twitter list of this year’s 100 finalists which includes Regina Holliday (@ReginaHolliday), founder of #TheWalkingGallery, who tweeted 28 percent of 2013 finalists are members of The Walking Gallery. Holliday finished sixth this year, tied with John Nosta (@JohnNosta).

Steve Sisko (@ShimCode) tweeted “#HIT100 Trivia: Only 1 tweep made Top 5 in #HIT100 all three years (@Ahier),” referring to Brian Ahier who finished fourth this year. Ahier was first in the inaugural vote and second last year.

Sisko also tweeted “I loaded all 2011-2013 #HIT100 data into Excel and added some metadata. Send a request to shimcode@gmail.com if you want a copy,” as well as a wealth of other trivia on his stream. One additional fact mined by Sisko, retweeted by Lauren ‏(@laurencstill): “This is what I like to see. RT @ShimCode: #HIT100 Trivia: 37 of 2013’s #HIT100 nominations are first time nominations.”

The complete list of 100 follows. In the interest of full disclosure, Health IT Outcomes editor in chief Ken Congdon (@KenOnHIT) again appears on this list.

Place     Votes     Twitter Handle
1                 68          @HealthcareWen
2                 57          @HITAdvisor
3                 56          @Brad_Justus
4                 49          @ahier
5                 48          @EMRAnswers
6                 44          @JohnNosta
7                 44          @ReginaHolliday
8                 41          @LionelREICHARDT
9                 38          @MandiBPro
10               34          @motorcycle_guy

11               34          @Paul_Sonnier
12               33          @nrip
13               27          @2healthguru
14               27          @gonzalezloumiet
15               25          @SmyrnaGirl
16               24          @ChristianAssad
17               24          @GaryPalgon
18               24          @OchoTex
19               23          @CDW_Healthcare
20               23          @techguy

21               22          @Farzad_ONC
22               22          @jonmertz
23               20          @ElinSilveous
24               20          @leonardkish
25               19          @bhparrish
26               19           @ColeFACHE
27               19           @Egrunden
28               19           @HITConsultant
29               19           @ShimCode
30               19           @theEHRGuy

31               18           @PracticalWisdom
32               18           @sertacdoganay
33               17           @benatgeo
34               17           @dirkstanley
35               17           @GovHITeditor
36               17           @KenOnHIT
37               17           @RossMartin
38               17           @VinceKuraitis
39               16           @janicemccallum
40               15           @Lygeia

41               14           @Cascadia
42               14           @jhalamka
43               14           @LisaCrymes
44               14           @nversel
45               14           @SusannahFox
46               13           @drnic1
47               13           @ePatientDave
48               13           @EricTopol
49               13           @FredTrotter
50               13           @GailZahtz

51               13          @gnayyar
52               12          @boltyboy
53               12          @Brian_Eastwood
54               12          @chasedave
55               12          @kathymccoy
56               12          @VentureValkyrie
57               11          @dz45tr
58               11          @MassEHealth
59               10          @CapSite
60               10          @NYeHealth

61                 9          @harrygreenspun
62                 9          @john_chilmark
63                 9          @johnmoehrke
64                 9           @kevinmd
65                 8           @annelizhannan
66                 8           @DonFluckinger
67                 8           @Dshaywitz
68                 8           @esq140
69                 8           @HCITExpert
70             8           @healthythinker

71             8           @joannkareo
72             8           @lucienengelen
73             8           @MatthewBrowning
74             8           @MedEvolve
75             8           @nickdawson
76             8          @ThePatientsSide
77             8          @westr
78             8          @WittRZ
79             7          @Colin_Hung
80             7          @DodgeComm

81             7          @DrNanN
82             7          @JimTate
83             7          @NaomiFried
84             6          @alexbfair
85             6          @bootstrapped
86             6          @epilkington
87             6          @fransdw
88             6          @geoffclapp
89             6          @hjluks
90             5          @billesslinger

91             5          @colleen_young
92             5          @DrDave01
93             5          @EdBennett
94             5          @HealthBLawg
95             5          @jeffbrandt
96             5          @jeffcouch
97             5          @jess_jacobs
98             5          @ShahidNShah
99             5          @stales
100           5          @todd_park