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Medicine 2.0 at Harvard: Recap

I just gave a presentation about The Social MEDia Course at the recent Medicine 2.0 at Harvard Medical School. I met amazing people such as Epatient Dave, Susannah Fox, Peter Murray, and the list goes on.

Here are a few things I had in mind after the event:

  • Most presentations were about the use of smartphones and tablets in medicine and healthcare.
  • More and more clinical trials are being performed to test the use of social media channels in medicine.
  • Virtual reality and Second Life still have a future in medicine.
  • E-patients lead the whole movement of medicine 2.0
  • Some people seem to attack the basics of evidence based medicine which is a very irresponsible step.
  • There are still not enough projects for the education of medical professionals for the era of e-patients.
  • Susannah Fox gave me pieces of advice about how to write my book about social media and medicine.
  • ePatient Dave has an amazingly moving story plus a gift for speaking, therefore this is is killer combination.
  • My course about social media for medical students and physicians is still unique in the world (I’m not happy about it).
  • Nurses and patients seem to come up with more innovative ideas than doctors regarding digital services.
  • The buzzword of the conference way re-designing healthcare. Well, I think services that cannot be stopped for some time cannot be redesigned, only changes can be introduced to the system step by step. This would be an important approach. Forget this buzzword.

Here are some photos from my trip:

 

The campus

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