I’m in the global top 25 doctors on Twitter and the only European so if you are looking for interesting articles and news about medicine 2.0 or health 2.0, find me on Twitter.
The Social MEDia Course: The global format of my university course focusing on medicine and social media for medical students, physicians and also patients with Prezis, tests and gamification.
Webicina.com is my service that curates medical content in social media for free for medical professionals and e-patients.
PeRSSonalized Medicine is the simplest, free, customizable medical information aggregator covering over 80 medical specialties and conditions in 17 languages!
Scienceroll Search is a personalized medical search engine powered by PolyMeta search and clustering engine. You can choose which databases to search in and which one to exclude from your list. It works with well-known medical search engines and databases and we’re totally open to add new ones or remove those you don’t really like.
List of biomedical and scientific community sites: More than 30 communities with links, descriptions and screenshots.
List of Biomedical video sites: Almost 40 sites featuring scientific or medical videos and videocasts.
Medicine 2.0 Collection: I maintain the biggest collection of links and posts focusing on web 2.0 and medicine.
Erin Sharoni, a TV show host, model, actor and artist, asked me to give an interview about the use of social media in medicine. Here is the discussion (about 40 minutes):
I’ve come across a great presentation:
Show this new infovideo to people who are skeptic about digital health.
Doctors 2.0 and You was an amazing event again! It collects all the experts, doctors, e-patients, pharma companies and start-ups in this area.
I presented Webicina.com on the first day and gave the closing keynote on the second day entitled “From Doctor to Futurist”. Some of my key points:
- The future of healthcare will be based on patients who will be able to measure anything about themselves from blood count to ECG and even genomic data.
- We must prepare students and medical professionals for this digital world. This is why I launched a university course, an e-learning platform and wrote a book.
- My role as a medical futurist is to close the gap between e-patients and their not that web-savvy doctors; as well as between digital technologies and everyday medicine.
- Every medical student in the world must read e-Patient Dave’s book!
I had a chance to wear the Google Glass. It’s great but you expect more based on the promotional videos.
Dr. Laurent Alexandre wrote a section about my work in digital health in his book.
Tiantian Li, the managing director of the world’s largest medical community site of 2 million doctors in China, gave me a gift.
I gave a try to HapiFork that buzzes if you eat too fast.
See you next year in Paris!
I was asked by Homero Rivas, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Director of Innovative Surgery, School of Medicine, Stanford University to shoot a short film for their online course entitled “Mobile Health Without Borders“. The course was described as:
The course will function like a conference, but it takes place over three months rather than two days, and encourages the transformation from passive audience observer to active participant and thought leader. The themes to be addressed are: 1) Global Health Challenges. 2) Mobile Health Opportunities. 3) Entrepreneurship in Health Care.
The shoot was fun and we all enjoyed it. The video should be submitted in a few days’ time. I will, of course, publish it here. Until then, a few photos:
A hospital in Brazil came up with the idea of transforming the drugs and therapies of young cancer patients into something different therefore they would feel like superheroes. They can be motivated during the therapy like that, moreover, compliance is better. Amazing idea!
The 10th semester of my Social Media in Medicine university course (Semmelweis Medical School) is over and I thought I would publish a few take-home messages.
- It’s equally challenging to persuade young medical students to use social media for professional purposes as to teach older physicians about the use of technology.
- “If you want to teach me, you first have to reach me.” That is my motto, therefore as all the students this semester were on Facebook, I published challenge questions for bonus points every day on the Facebook page of the course. Students loved that and the winner didn’t have to take the exam.
- I bring them the newest medical technologies such as AliveCor.
- The course will be launched again in English and Hungarian this September.
- We are working on another course, Disruptive Technologies in Medicine! Details soon!
- This is still the world’s only comprehensive university course about social media.
- 6 students also received the certification for finishing the online course.
- A manuscript presenting the results of the surveys students filled in was submitted to the Journal of the American Medical Association.
It’s a great pleasure to attend the best medical social media conference of the year again. Doctors 2.0 And You will be full of rockstars of this field. Just like the last two years, I will be a keynote speaker and this time the title of my talk will be “From Doctor to Futurist” telling my own story and showing some great examples of how digital technologies can be implemented into everyday healthcare.
On the first day, I’ll also give a presentation about Webicina.com. See you in Paris!
I’ve been a huge fan of the Quantified Self movement for many years, I’ve been logging my sleep, my activities, scores of physical and mental well-being for 15 years every single day. When I recently saw an article about a neuroscientist who is getting a brain scan twice every week for a year to see how neural networks behave over time, I knew we are getting into a new phase in this area.
Every day, he tracks his mood and mental state, what he ate, and how much time he spent outdoors. Twice a week, he gets his brain scanned in an MRI machine. And once a week, he has his blood drawn so that it can be analyzed for hormones and gene activity levels. Poldrack plans to gather a year’s worth of brain and body data to answer an unexplored question in the neuroscience community: how do brain networks behave and change over a year?
Moreover, according to mobile health and wellness sensor reports, in 2017, 515 million sensors for wearable, implantable or mobile health and fitness devices will be shipped globally, up from 107 million in 2012!
We can expect that in a few years’ time, patients will be able to measure everything about themselves from blood count and blood glucose content to ECG and even genomics data. Are medical professionals, payers and pharmaceutical companies ready for such a world?
Of course, not, but I’m trying to prepare them offline and online.