Welcome to the EyeSteve Tweep of the Week. In this new section of EyeSteve.com, I will give a “shout-out” to one of my new twitter follower’s (“tweeps”) from the previous week or one of my current followers whose twitter feed, blog, or organization helps achieve the mission of eyesteve.com.
Presenting the EyeSteve Tweep of the Week!
My, oh my! It’s been over a year since I’ve updated the Tweep of the Week! Turns out I’ve been busy! Hang in there, I’m hoping to get back to updating this page shortly!
August 11 – August 17, 2014
@GerryWieder – Gerry Wieder claims to be the World’s Most Connected Nurse, and with over 20,000 followers, he easily lives up to the claim. With nearly 126,000 tweets, Gerry is far and away not only the World’s Most Connected Nurse, but is also the World’s Most Talkative Nurse, sharing interesting articles, frequently participating in twitter chats, and supporting others with much-appreciated retweets. On his blog, gerrywieder.com, he posts original articles about every month (wish it were more often!) on his interesting perspective on healthcare and social media.
August 4 – August 10, 2014
@DrRobMelendez – Dr. Rob Melendez is an ophthalmologist, a visionary leader, and someone that seems to have more than 24 hours in his day. Besides being an eye surgeon, he is involved in ophthalmology advocacy, mentors young ophthalmologists (YOs) as the YO Committee Chairman for the AAO, maintains an active Facebook presence, and recently became a Flight Surgeon for the Air National Guard. This upcoming Saturday, August 16th, the non-profit organization he started, The Juliette Foundation, whose mission it is to find a cure for Retinitis Pigmentosa, will host a Vision Walk/Run 5K.
July 28 – August 3, 2014
@JoeBabaian – Joseph Babaian’s background in information technology and his expertise in strategic business management set him apart from the rest of my healthcare social media tweeps. His blog, healthcarevistas.com highlights “modern healthcare initiatives that improve outcomes, change lives, and create opportunity,” and his blog content delivers just as promised, with frequent posts written both by himself and repurposed from other bloggers. Coming from a family of IT-wizard brothers, from what I know about Joe Babaian, he’s more than just an IT-guy – in-all-likelihood he is mere days from becoming our future boss.
July 21 – July 27, 2014
@AmaliaCochranMD – Amalia Cochran is a burn and critical care surgeon at the University of Utah, medical educator, and physician blogger. Unlike most of my twitter friends/colleagues, Dr. Cochran is a real-life mentor and trusted friend. She was the director of my applied anatomy clerkship in medical school, and encouraged me greatly as I entered the world of physician blogging. I frequently read Dr. Cochran’s blog, Life In The Wild West, and find that her posts, written with remarkable self-awareness and candor, touch on issues I too have considered as I balance the demands of life both in and out of the hospital.
July 14 – July 20, 2014
@DrMStiegler – Marjorie Stiegler is an anesthesiologist at UNC-Chapel Hill and a leader in patient safety, medical decision making, and clinical error management. Dr. Stiegler doesn’t just claim the need for improved decision making among clinicians, she actively educates residents and colleagues and publishes routinely on patient safety and error management. Her blog, marjoriestieglermd.com, introduces various topics of decision making in an entertaining and friendly way that makes you want to come back and learn more. I encourage you to make a safe, error-free decision, and follow @DrMStiegler, STAT!
July 7 – July 13, 2014
@RyanMadanickMD – In addition to being a gastroenterologist and fellowship program director, Dr. Madanick is also an innovative thinker/leader in medical education. Every Thursday evening, from 9 to 10 PM ET, he hosts the entertaining #meded twitter chat where current topics involving medical education are discussed and innovative ideas are exchanged. In his ample free time, Dr. Madanick also publishes the GastroHep Daily and blogs at gutcheckblog.com. If you have any interest in medical education, or if you simply need some fortified all-guts-no-glory in your twitter feed, be sure to follow @RyanMadanickMD.
June 30 – July 6, 2014
@medstudent_blog – Andrew Micieli is a medical student at the University of Ottawa, and tweep behind the @medstudent_blog twitter feed. While not a blog in the traditional sense, Andrew’s feed is rich with links of interest to anyone interested in medical school education. In 2011, Andrew also (or someone who shares his name?) authored a paper analyzing trends of recent publication by ophthalmology departments in Canada. My fingers are crossed Andrew pursues ophthalmology, but regardless, I recommend following his feed for high-quality, interesting, filtered content related to medical education.
June 23 – June 29, 2014
@nursiverse – “Nurse Ruby” is a “curator of news & resources for savvy nurses & healthcare game changers.” I was excited to be followed by Nurse Ruby during a recent #meded chat, particularly because I very much appreciate the insights and wisdom of fantastic nurses like Ruby (no joke, nurses are real-life heroes/heroines to new residents like myself!). Nurse Ruby has an active twitter feed, frequently participates in twitter chats such as #meded and #bioethx, and also maintains a twitter list of high quality nursing blogs. Nurse Ruby is hands down a leading nurse in the nursiverse, and one worth following on twitter.
June 16 – June 22, 2014
@dandunlop – Dan Dunlop is a healthcare marketer, author, and public speaker with an active twitter feed and a wonderful blog. As a physician blogger myself, I believe it is important to stay current on trends being discussed by leaders in the healthcare marketing industry, and Dan is one of these leaders. Since being followed by Dan this past week, I have stumbled upon his blog and found his content is a nice balance of interesting marketing insights and personal anecdotes. For any of my blog readers or twitter followers, I recommend following Dan Dunlop to stay up-to-date on the world of healthcare marketing.
June 9 – June 15, 2014
@Cascadia – Sherry Reynolds is an “#ehealth evangelist, patient centered design advocate, a social venture entrepreneur,” and a healthcare leader worth following on twitter. How do I know? Well, because I met her in the healthcare leader twitter chat, so she MUST be a healthcare leader, right? Seriously, though, @Cascadia’s feed is full of great links to trending healthcare-related topics, many published in her eHealth Leaders News. Most importantly, @Cascadia is very interactive, frequently retweeting, mentioning, and engaging with others. @Cascadia is a must-follow tweep to keep your feed fun, fresh, and informative!
June 2 – June 8, 2014
@hausmannMD – Dr. Jonathan Hausmann, a current rheumatology fellow, made his social media debut in early 2014 as an experiment, but has quickly become an active voice within rheumatology and medical education. I initially met Dr. Hausmann in a weekly twitter chat discussing the need to educate physicians-in-training on the costs of healthcare, and have subsequently learned he has a wonderful blog (he’s also a photographer!) at autoinflammatorydiseases.org, where he provides info on rheumatology as well as tips for physicians considering their own experiment into social media.
May 26 – June 1, 2014
@Doctor_V – Dr. Bryan Vartabedian is a pediatric gastroenterologist, health care social media savant, and physician blogger at 33charts.com. His blog provides insightful commentary and thoughtful discussion on the “intersection between medicine and social media.” I had the fortunate opportunity to meet Dr. Vartabedian at a conference this week and he instantly became my newest Tweep Hero. If you’re looking for a great blog to read or a fantastic keynote speaker for an upcoming conference, I highly recommend checking out @Doctor_V on twitter and at his blog, 33charts.com.
May 19 – May 25, 2014
@RMDProducer – Ana Rosario is the producer of ReachMD.com, a 24/7 online radio show designed for healthcare professionals to stay current on clinical research, treatment advances, expert opinions, and patient care strategies. The 15-minute commute-to-work segments are CME-eligible and are available on IHeartRadio and TuneIn. ReachMD recently featured a 3-segment series called “Focus on Ocular Health” discussing results of the AREDS2 trial as well as meibomian gland dysfunction and dry eye syndrome. Hopefully more ophthalmology-related segments are planned for the future!
May 12 – May 18, 2014
@MedSpark – This week’s Tweep of the Week is MedSpark, a company that helps medical professionals turn their innovative ideas into invention by assisting in the engineering, design, market research, intellectual property, and manufacturing of new devices. The MedSpark product portfolio appears primarily orthopedic, though I’m sure they would be eager to develop innovative devices in any specialty. With nearly 8,000 followers, this is a good Tweep to have so you know where to go when you have that innovative idea but don’t what is the next step. Congrats MedSpark on being the first ever Tweep of the Week!