The best tweets are based on the total number of engagements (likes and retweets) received on tweets from more than 150 healthcare experts followed by GlobalData’s Healthcare Influencer platform during the third quarter (Q3) of 2021.
Most Popular Healthcare Tech Tweets in Q3 2021: Top Five
1. Christopher Longhurst’s tweet on New York expanding the Excelsior Pass digital vaccine platform
Christopher Longhurst, chief medical officer and digital manager at healthcare company UC San Diego Health, shared an article about New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo launching the Excelsior Pass Plus, an extension of the platform of Excelsior Pass digital vaccine. Launched in March 2021, the platform provides a digital copy of the Covid-19 vaccination or negative test result through the SMART Health Cards framework developed by the international consortium called VCI.
The expanded Excelsior Pass Plus platform will allow New Yorkers to securely view their immunization details while traveling interstate and internationally, the article noted. In addition, the SMART Health Cards framework allows vaccination details to be uploaded to the VeriFLY platform and travel via American Airlines to various countries including Greece, France, Spain and Germany. Longhurst noted that the launch of the expanded platform signals the emergence of a national standard for digital vaccines.
Breaking News – New York Moves Digital Vaccine Cards From Proprietary IBM System To Open @SMARTHealthIT card specification, joining states like California and Louisiana, and healthcare systems like @UCSDHealth – looks like a national standard is emerging! ??https://t.co/4GXYJseFp8 pic.twitter.com/C0Mnb4i4eq
– Christopher A. Longhurst (@calonghurst) August 5, 2021
Username: Christopher A. Longhurst
Twitter ID: @calonghurst
2. Glen Gilmore’s tweet about the lifesaving drone ambulance
Glen Gilmore, director of digital marketing and consulting firm Gilmore Business Network, shared a video about an ambulance drone that can save lives by increasing emergency response times. Designed by Argodesign, the drone has the ability to fly and land in any location. It was developed to address slow emergency response times that result in the loss of approximately 1,000 lives per year.
The drone is the size of a compact car and can accommodate a passenger and an emergency medical technician (EMT). The patient will be stabilized by an EMT before being transported to the hospital by the drone. The design of the ambulance drone is more expensive than a traditional ambulance, but cheaper than medical helicopters, according to the video.
Rescue ðð¨ #drones
– Glen Gilmore (@GlenGilmore) September 10, 2021
Username: Glen Gilmore
Twitter ID: @GlenGilmore
I like: 80
3. Brian Ahier’s tweet on how artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming healthcare
Brian Ahier, senior health informatics engineer at tech company MITER, shared an article on how AI will transform healthcare in the future. The technology can be incorporated into wearable devices and health monitoring sensors, and increase the efficiency and accuracy of ultrasound diagnostics, medical imaging, and cancer diagnosis and treatment.
The Oura Wearable Health Monitoring Ring, for example, has collaborated with the Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute to create an AI-based model that can detect symptoms in people even before they become infected with the flu. The first study conducted using the model found that the Oura Ring detected common symptoms of Covid-19 three days earlier with 90% accuracy using infrared light-emitting diodes (LEDs), accelerometers, gyroscopes and body temperature sensors.
Likewise, AI can be deployed in diagnostics to improve accuracy. Medical device start-up Exo, for example, has developed a diagnostic that combines ultrasound and AI for better imaging in patients. The tool is equipped with sensors and nanotechnology, which can visualize any area of ââthe body and convert it into a 3D image allowing doctors to use ultrasound in real time.
How AI will transform healthcare
– Brian Ahier (@ahier) July 25, 2021
Username: Brian Ahier
Twitter ID: @ahier
I like: 44
4. Ian Weissman’s tweet about a 3D printed vaccine patch developed by scientists
Ian Weissman, attending radiologist at Milwaukee Veterans Affairs Medical Center, shared an article about a 3D printed vaccine patch developed by scientists at Stanford University and the University of North Carolina. The vaccine patch is made of polymer and measures 1 cm2 in size. It includes 100 3D printed micro needles 700 micrometers long. The needles can penetrate the skin and inject the vaccine.
Tested on mice, the patch generated an immune response 20 times greater than traditional intradermal vaccination. The researchers said the patch may meet the need for easy and painless administration of vaccines intradermally. It can also help reduce vaccine hesitancy in people with needle phobia. Micro-needles can also meet manufacturing challenges as they can be 3D printed and customized for a variety of conditions including influenza, measles, and Covid-19.
A team of scientists developed a 3D printed vaccine patch as a painless way to immunize without using a needle while providing a better immune response, according to the study. @EvanKirstel @DrHugue #ThisIsOurShot https://t.co/4FZw2uqksT
– Ian Weissman, DO (@DrIanWeissman) September 27, 2021
Username: Ian Weissman
Twitter ID: @DrIanWeissman
I like: 42
5. Rasu Shrestha’s Xealth tweet secures $ 24 million in Series B funding
Rasu Shrestha, chief strategy and transformation officer and executive vice president of healthcare company Atrium Health, shared an article about digital health provider Xealth getting $ 24 million in cycle of Series B funding to improve digital health offerings. Funding was led by a nonprofit health system, Advocate Aurora Enterprises, and included participation from health systems such as Banner Health, ChristianaCare, Cone Health, Memorial Hermann, and Nebraska Medicine.
The new round of funding has brought the total funding raised by Xealth to date to $ 52.6 million. The Xealth platform is accessible to over 10,000 physicians who can include digital health tools in their workflows which can also be integrated with electronic health records (EHRs). It offers a 50-80% reduction in integration and deployment costs, while improving patient engagement with digital resources. The platform also allows patients to be enrolled in health programs and share information with healthcare providers through the EHR.
#Innovation done right, makes technology invisible.
Congratulation to @xalthinc on a $ 24 million Series B, and making sure to deepen the connection points between patients and their care teams. https://t.co/6MoF5Kvk34 #santenumeric #hcldr #HITsm pic.twitter.com/AJZwKsXbgu
– Rasu Shrestha MD MBA (@RasuShrestha) September 21, 2021
Username: Rasu Shrestha MD MBA
Twitter ID: @RasuShrestha
I like: 41