Posts Tagged ‘Health 2.0’

4 Must Read Healthcare Social Media Articles

What do Doctor’s and Nurses really think about Social Media and it’s potential and place in Healthcare? Here are 4 must read articles that explore the subject from a number of angles, attitudes and perspectives: Social networking impact on patients, doctors, and non-profits Dr. David Nash outlines effective uses of social media and the differences […]


HealthMap examined and explained

HealthMap seems to be getting more and more press recently including an excellent article co-authored by a co-founder John Brownstein, PhD. If you are unfamiliar with the project or would like more information on it, I would recommend you review the article in the July issue of PLoS Medicine. Basically, HealthMap is a Health 2,0 […]


The argument for evidenced based Healthcare Technology

There are many philosophical, cultural and even language barriers that exist between the medical and information technology worlds and bridging this gap with the ultimate aim of improving healthcare is one of the primary challenges faced by both camps. Case in point, the term “bleeding edge” doubtless means something drastically different to a Chief Information […]


Health Map Mashup tracks global infectious diseases

There is oodles of innovative and highly creative work taking place worldwide in the form of Mashups, however this concept is only slowly making it’s way into the Healthcare Industry. The idea of a Web 2.0 Mashup is that as more and more primary data sources are made available to the masses, free exchange of […]


Health World Web builds momentum as a Health 2.0 community platform

A new up-and-comer in the Health 2.0 consumer market is Health World Web. This is fast becoming a crowded space, however this site seems to be gaining momentum with a focus on user created content platforms and reviews of healthcare providers. Users can create their own communities, blog, customize content and provide ratings, reviews and […]


Social media in healthcare whitepaper that’s worth a read

One of the best “introduction to Health 2.0” whitepapers I’ve found on the web is The Wisdom of Patients: Health Care Meets Online Social Media written by Jane Sarasohn-Kahn of THINK-Health for the California Healthcare Foundation. The whitepaper goes through the usual evolution of Web 1.0 to Web 2.0 and the effects of this transition […]


Body Maps builds an API for the human body!

I came across a fantastic web app today that is basically a Google Maps for the human body. Bodymaps is a startup company out of Los Angeles. They have developed a publicly available, incredibly cool and arguably invaluable learning resource as well as an API to extend their platform to developers who can then create […]


Health 2.0 to go mainstream in 2008?

Unity Stoakes of Organized Wisdom has a post on the Health 2.0 Blog regarding his take on where Health 2.0 is headed on 2008. As a founding member of one of best known Health 2.0 sites on the web, Unity is in a good position to be making predictions and they seem very accurate and […]


Self Service scheduling long overdue!

Today we can book a flight on virtually any airline, a hotel room almost anywhere in the world, a rental car, a dinner reservation, a museum tour, buy tickets to a concert or the theatre all online, however millions still have to pick up the phone and endure hours of busy signals until they finally […]


Healthline partners to build a Patient Portal

The Healthcare focused search engine Healthline has entered the personalized patient Portal business by announcing a partnership with Aetna to create “Smart Source” which will be integrated into the insurers existing members-only site. Smart Source will leverage the medical records that Aetna already maintains for its insures and in this respect, Healthline may have stolen […]