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Medicine 2.0: At home again

It’s a great pleasure for me to host Medicine 2.0 again, the blog carnival of web 2.0 and medicine. We, medical bloggers, try to write more and more about web 2.0’s impact on medicine and healthcare. I created some sections mentioning the subfields of this big topic; wikis, blogs, Second Life and many more. That’s the first time I start with my own post, but I made my slideshow public yesterday and I really hope it can summarize the whole field:

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Web 2.0 and Second Life:

Frankie Dolan at Frankie Speaking Frankly describes the Health 2.0 term.

Bob Coffield at the Health Care Law Blog shows a video created for web 2.0 dummies.

Steven Palter at Docinthemachine finds Second Life interesting.

At Health Info Island, you can read more on the healthcare events taking place in Second Life.


A screenshot made on the island of genomics.

Blogs, community sites and wikis:

Jan Martens at updated the Big list of English medical blogs and created new categories.

John Sharp at e-Health shares some concerns about wikis with us.

Live Blogging 2.0 tool at ReadWriteWeb.

Flags and Lollipops talks about’s presence on Facebook.

expert patients did a much better job of managing their diseases-improving their health status.

Deirdre Bonnycastle at the Medical Education Blog informed us about the launch of BiomedExperts.

Jose DeJesus MD presents Physician Rating System Supported by Governer Cuomo posted at Physician Entrepreneur.


Webtools in medicine and healthcare:

András Székely and Imre Kissík at Tomography listed plenty of web 2.0 tools for diagnostic imaging professionals (Part 2).

The Digital Pathology Blog presents computer programs that can help physicians avoid diagnostic mistakes.

You can check out the first screenshot of the Google Health login page at the Efficient, MD.

David Rothman introduces The Doctor’s Channel, a video site for physicians.

Deepak Singh at Business|Bytes|Genes|Molecules uses Freebase.

Uri Ginzburg at Medical 2.0 came across Doccheck, the leading healthcare community in Europe.

Alvaro Fernandez presents Brain Fitness/ Training Newsletter posted at SharpBrains, with plenty of educational tools.

Walter Jessen at Highlight HEALTH 2.0, which is focused on following web 2.0 in health and medicine, says YouTube is a Source of Health Misinformation.


And the rest from all over the web:

Ricardo Vidal at My Biotech Life finds some good Twitter channels.

Peter Murray at Release Zero Blog presents the Pharma News Net.

Allergy Notes features a Super Bowl ad.

Bora Zivkovic at Blog Around the Clock launches Open Laboratory 2008.

You should check out and follow the live shows of Doctor Anonymous.

Research Tip at Clinical Cases and Images: Create Surveys and Databases with Online Forms via Google Spreadsheets.

Hamza Emadeen M. at Goomedic says WordPress is more than blog.

Andy presents Industry Giants Vie for Your Online Health Records posted at On The Wards.

Gillian Woodford presents Quebec man’s pancreas up for grabs in online auction posted at Canadian Medicine, saying, “A case study of the dangers of internet-savvy patients.”


I hope you enjoyed this collection of almost 30 submissions. If you plan to host an edition, contact me (berci.mesko at If you’d like to know more about the carnival, please visit the official page at If you write a medicine 2.0 related article, don’t forget to submit it here.

The next issue is due to be published on the 2nd of March. If you would like to host the next edition or an other one in April, don’t hesitate!

23 Comments Post a comment
  1. 500k,
    What an amazing acheivement. Congrats Berci!

    February 17, 2008
  2. Well, Pierre Lindenbaum is the real user. I am just getting started :)

    February 18, 2008
  3. Great job as always.

    February 18, 2008
  4. Thanks so much for the link. I really appreciate it. I’ll be sure to put up a post today to promote Medicine 2.0. Thanks again!

    February 18, 2008
  5. I really hope it can summarize the whole field:

    February 19, 2008
  6. Thank you for the nice words! I enjoyed hosting Medicine 2.0 again so much!

    February 20, 2008
  7. Dr Julio Bonis #

    People is really sensible to the confidentiality of their medical data. It is critical information.

    The danger with Google Health and HealthVault is that somebody in the future crack their security systems.

    Also the fact about a private company getting data about your health must concern us.

    There is an alternative,, designed by the doctor that described the first case of Wiiitis, its philosophy is based on total anonymous users. A smart mechanism allows the store of clinical record without asking you any personal data (not even your email).

    Confidentiality is in such a way assured.

    February 23, 2008
  8. Dr Bonis!

    That is the solution! Fantastic, I’ll write about it soon.

    Berci Meskó

    PS: Anyway, I think people wants to steal our money more than our medical data. So if there are bank accounts online, why not to have medical records?

    February 24, 2008
  9. I have visited this site on many an occasion now but this post is the 1st one that I have ever commented on.

    Congratulations on such a fine article and site I have found it very helpful and informative – I only wish that there were more out there like this one.

    I never leave empty handed, sometimes I may even be a little disappointed that I may not agree with a post or reply that has been made. But hey! that is life and if every one agreed on the same thing what a boring old world we would live in.

    Keep up the good work and cheers.

    March 17, 2008
  10. It means I almost understood everything you wrote in French in an other comment of yours. :)

    March 19, 2008

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