For several years there has been an annual #HIT100 list, recognizing the top contributors to the HIT social media community. This year, with the demise of the #HIT100, we witnessed the birth of the #HIT99 list. The #HIT99 was launched as a way for people to recognize their peers, friends, thought leaders and colleagues who have been contributing to the #HealthIT, #HITsm, #hcsm, #HITchicks, #hcldr, and other related communities through their tweets, blogs, articles, conference presentations, etc.
Nominations for the #HIT99 were opened on July 6th, 2015. In total, 319 unique Twitter accounts were nominated. A total of 1,650 valid nominations were made.
What is the value of a list like this? For me, the list is a resource. It is not perfect and it is not complete. But many of the people included are amazing resources and well worth checking out on Twitter. It was exciting to see how many of these people are friends, fellow #HCLDR community members, or colleagues for whom I have a great deal of respect (@Colin_Hung, @MandiBPro, @EricTopol. @ReginaHolliday, @ePatientDave, @giasison, @nxtstop1, @JBBC, @HealthyThinker, @JoeBabaian, @MindofAndre, @LisaGualtieri, @Jim_Rawson_MD, @ThePatientsSide and more). These are amazing people and great resources. So, from that perspective, I definitely see value in this list – it is a great way to get to know the influencers in this space. It was also nice, during the nomination process, to give shout outs to the people who contribute great content and stimulate important conversations about healthcare social media, information technology, healthcare innovation and digital health.
The 2015 #HIT99