November 14, 2019

The 10 health care tweets that caught our eye this week

Daily Briefing

    With so many health care providers, thought leaders, journalists, and policymakers active on Twitter, it's easy to miss tweets that are informative, provocative, or entertaining. Here are 10 health care tweets that caught our eyes this week (in no particular order).

    1) Valerie Lewis, associate professor of health policy and management at the University of North Carolina, shares a Health Affairs study on whether patients are using their EHRs.

    2) Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, shares his condolences following the death of Kaiser Permanente chair and CEO Bernard Tyson.

    3) Rob Lazerow, managing director at Advisory Board, sharing highlights from the Health Care Advisory Board research program's meeting last week.

    4) Mara Gordon, associate professor of family medicine at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University and a contributor to NPR, talks to a doctor and author about his thoughts on modern medicine.

    5) Eric Topol, cardiologist and chief academic officer at Scripps Heath, shares a graph showing the exponential increase of patent applications for artificial intelligence technology.

    6) Amitabh Chandra, a professor at Harvard Business School, shares an article on how hospital practices are affecting health care prices.

    7) Sarah Kliff, a reporter for the New York Times, shares a story about a hospital that required HIPAA waivers and required that those waivers be signed in the presence of a hospital employee.

    8) Niall Brennan, president and CEO of the Healthcare Cost Institute (HCCI), shares an announcement that HCCI has entered a data sharing partnership with Blue Health Intelligence.

    9) Tamar Haspel, a columnist for the Washington Post, shares an article on how stopping nutrition research can help fight obesity.

    10) David Mitchell of Patients for Affordable Drugs shares an article on how often patients in the United States skip drug doses because of cost compared to the rest of the world.

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