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The Bridge: Do you want to change healthcare? is my service that aims to help medical professionals and patients enter the web 2.0 era by providing e-courses, consulting and personalized packages. Why did I launch Webicina?

I envisioned a bridge. On one side of the river, there are patients who don’t know how to use the web, how to find health information online. I think NextHealth will be their best tool to use.

On the other side of the bridge, there are physicians. Their best guide is Jay Parkinson and his Hello Health practice as he was the first really web-savvy doctor.

Who will connect the two sides?  Who can become an efficient and valuable bridge?

Yes, I hope Webicina will close this gap…

When I talked with Jen McCabe Gorman, a prominent blogger at Health Management Rx, she envisioned this:

Now I’m happy to announce Webicina is starting to co-operate with more and more organizations and communities. Just three examples, CureTogether, CareFlash and Ozmosis.

And it seems it’s getting a serious coverage from the blogosphere as well.

Let’s start educating physicians about how to use the web efficiently, let’s help patients how to find information online. Let’s reform healthcare! What is your view on this?

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  1. I like the concept very much. It’s novel and at the same time necessary given the pace at which the internet and Web 2.0 technologies are infiltrating every facet of our daily lives. Medicine has and always will be a conservative and traditional institution (that is, not always willing to change and embrace new ways and ideas). However, given the impact that Web 2.0 technology can have on patient care and health care as a whole, knowing how to use these “new tools” is vital in my opinion.

    December 16, 2008
  2. Berci – kudos to you and Jen for that diagram!!! Now if you can get that on slideshare, we’ll be rocking! These days I have been railing against the mutually exclusive foci of most health 2.0 endeavors so I was happy to read this idea of the post – basically I would like to see both physicians and patients working together in health 2.0 – it is about empathetic efficiency to draw from your diagram there. Both sides need some education on how to be together == which is probably the greatest sadness to me that they have forgotten this need that drives the most basic of their interactions together.

    December 17, 2008
  3. Mudphudder and Kirsti!

    Thank you so much for your input, it means a lot to me. What you are talking about is what I’m actually working on so I hope we all together can help patients and physicians get closer to the tools and opportunities of web 2.0.


    December 20, 2008

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