It’s a real pleasure to announce that the new semester of my Internet in Medicine course which I will present at the Stanford Summit 2011 will be launched this Thursday with 140 registered students. In the first week’s lecture, the aim is to give a detailed introduction to web 2.0/social media and to highlight potential applications and solutions in medicine and healthcare through a Prezi.com slideshow.
This semester is in English and I plan to come up with assessments/tasks as well for the students, of course, through social media.
- Time: 3rd of March, 17:00
- Location: Lecture Hall of the Department of Pathology, University of Debrecen
The materials and some of the slideshows will be posted on Med20course.com throughout the whole semester.
Read more about last semesters’ lectures…
I was honoured to be invited to speak at the upcoming Stanford Summit about the university course I launched in Debrecen in 2008 that helps medical, dentistry, pharmacy and public health students become web-savvy regarding social media, digital technologies and e-patient connections.
The Stanford Summit @ Medicine 2.0 is a special one-day event that will occur on September 16, 2011, on the eve of the Fourth World Congress on Social Media and Web 2.0 in Health, Medicine and Biomedical Science. It is designed to complement, yet be distinctly different from the two-day academically-focused Medicine 2.0 conference.
I guess you can spot a few names among the confirmed speakers.
I believe that this is still the first and only university accredited course in the world that focuses on social media and medicine for medical, dentistry, pharmacy and public health students. This semester is just over after 10 weeks, 20 slideshows and hundreds of questions from the students. They also filled in surveys before and after the course. I plan to publish the results in a peer-reviewed journal early next year.
Thank you for the participation and the comments, questions, I hope you (both in the course and through the blog) enjoyed the lectures. See you next February when the new semester will be launched.
The last week was dedicated to the future of web, semantic search and the survey results:
First part of the Prezi.com slideshow: Life after web 2.0
Take-home message: The story is just about to begin…
Second part of the slideshow: Summary of the last 10 weeks
- 10 weeks – 20 slideshows
- 2 slideshows each week
- 2 major questions in each slideshow
- Examples for all the tools and sites we have talked about. Many many examples.
- This is the first university credit course of its kind in the world.
Take-home message: I hope I could help you on your way towards web 2.0…
Lectures this semester:
The 9th week of the world’s first university accredited course focusing on medicine and social media was dedicated to the Google story and medical search engines.
First slideshow: The Google phenomenon
- The first Google search engine in 1998
- The founders, the basic concept, the workplace, the challange search engines face
- Definition of SEO and pagerank
- Presenting the best Google applications: News, Groups, Docs, GMail, Images, Google Ads, Scholar, Talk, Youtube, Google Earth, Maps, Calendar, Trends (Flu Trends), Reader, Alerts, Translate, Google Fight
- Also some of the dead ones: Google Lively and Knol
- Google Demo Slam:
- Talking about 23andme and how our genomic profiles will affect the future of healthcare
Take-home message: Google can make our lives easier. The question is how close we should let it come to us.
Second slideshow: Medical Search Engines
- How to search on the web (Google tricks)
Take-home message: Search like a professional and help your patients search properly online.
Lectures this semester:
The 8th week of the world’s first university accredited course focusing on medicine and social media was dedicated to New Media in Medicine and Education 2.0. Many thanks to Doctor Anonymous who sent a personal message to my students (see the video below)!
First slideshow: New Media in Medicine
- Lifehacks about how to be efficient online
- Being up-to-date: Google Reader, Webicina, Google Alerts, e-mail filters in GMail
- Collaboration: Google Docs, Connotea.org, etc.
- Clinical Cases: Medting, Clinical Cases and Images, Cases Journal
- Conferences: conferencealerts.com, gotomeeting.com
- Tools: Second Life, Google Calendar, podcast
- Twitter tips
Take-home message: Make your online work as efficient, productive and time-saving as possible.
Second slideshow: Education 2.0
- What we have to face: lack of inspiration (educators) and lack of motivation (students)
- But we can find motivation and inspiration online
- e.g. Ted Talks – Ken Robinson
- Why? We’re changing (students, even children use different communication channels) – Vision of students;
- We’re digital natives, Generation Z.
- Many examples, statistics about the problems with education
- “If you want to teach me, you first have to reach me”
Take-home message: The web is full of educational resources. Use them wisely.
Lectures this semester:
The 7th week of my Internet in Medicine university course was dedicated to healthcare in social media and also collaboration online.
First slideshow: Healthcare in social media
- What is social media, web 2.0 and the difference between them
- Focusing on 3 topics:
- 1) hospitals in social media
Lee Aase’s slideshow about Mayo Clinic
- 2) doctors promoting practices via social media
- Describing Hello Health
- Why doctors can organize their practices properly?
- Homepage = reputation
- 3) science 2.0
- problems with impact factors and presenting article level metrics
Take-home message: Doctors, hospitals and scientists use social media for different purposes. Find your strategy and the proper tools.
Second slideshow: Collaboration Online
- Collaboration so far: mails, e-mails, back and forth, etc.
- Now: docs.google.com (how to edit, open, save, publish, etc)
- What kind of offline tools we have to substitute online?
- Table = wiki
- White board = Twitter
- Notes = Google Docs
- Talk = Skype
- And many more: Google Groups, blogs, Friedfeed rooms, Ning.com, Flickr.com…
- Sharing examples: writing manuscripts with Google Docs; finding collaborators on Friendfeed.com, etc.
Take-home message: There are no boundaries of collaboration any more.
The 6th week of the world’s first university accredited course focusing on medicine and social media was dedicated to virtual reality in medicine.
A shorter version of the original slideshow with my own narration:
- More than 20 million users, 30,000,000 online hours
- What does SL mean for people?
- It used to mean gambling (but not now)
- Game? work? (The number of Second Life residents generating more than $5,000 in monthly income has more than quadrupled to 116 in the past year, according to San Francisco’s Linden Lab, owner of Second Life.); place?; tool?; entertainment?; sport?; opportunity?; appearance?
- Technological barriers: register, download, install, open, log in
- You can fly, walk, teleport, buy, sell, build.
- Communication (chat, IM, e-mail, voice)
- advantages (3D, media content, fast communication – SL fitness)
- disadvantages (reliability, serious hardware requirement)
- why do we need a SL?
Take-home message: great opportunities for patients and medical professionals as well.
Take-home message: Second Life provides useful tools to organize meetings, educate and learn without borders.
Free e-guide about medicine and virtual worlds on Webicina.
The 5th week of the Internet in Medicine university accredited course was focusing on e-patients and medical communities.
First slideshow: The world of e-patients
- Who is a good patient? (referring to I am a good patient, believe it or not; Alejandro R Jadad, Carlos A Rizo, Murray W Enkin; BMJ 2003;326:1293-1295 (14 June), doi:10.1136/bmj.326.7402.1293 )
- Types of patients: the powerful other; external controller, internal controller or google patient or brainsucker or googlers
- An e-patient is equipped, enabled, empowered, engaged, equal and expert.
- Examples (several stories) including maartensjourney.com, Jen, Kerri and many more
- What do e-patients use? Websites (Web MD), blogs (fightpompe.com, sixuntilme.com); Second Life (Healthinfo Island), services (sugarstats.com or traineo.com)
- Community sites:
- Patientslikeme.com: Featuring the research they’re doing
- imedix.com: real-time chat
- dlife.com: biggest diabetic community
- What to do with medical charts and papers? Introduction to the world of personal health records (Google Health, Microsoft Healthvault).
- How does a community work? I posted a message on Twitter, Kerri replied to it and made a video message for the students.
Many thanks to e-Patient Dave deBronkart who also had his voice heard:
Other videos from e-patients:
- Statistics about how patients use the web (source is Pew Internet Project Survey)
- How to help e-patients as doctors (don’t use jargons, be patient, show credible sites focusing on medically reliable information)
- How to judge the quality of a medical website, step-by-step. Using Webicina, HONcode, HBCE.
Physicians of the 21st century must be qualified to meet the expectations of e-patients. They’re the new generation of patients.
Second slideshow: Doctors in social media
- What is social media?
- Traditional vs social media (pros and cons)
- I have an opinion and post it online, but others have their own opinions as well
- It becomes hard to find information and we need places/sites where information is collected and selected by other experts and collegues.
- How to find a collegue or get answer for a medical question? By using telephone, Google or Facebook? Certainly not…
- We need medical community sites
- Examples: Tiromed.com, Sermo.com, Nature Network and many more.
- Microblogging (Twitter and Friendfeed)
- Advantages of medical communities, disadvantages
- Privacy issues: can you communicate with patients online?
- Facebook stats and optimal privacy settings for doctors in Facebook
Without properly designed strategy, don’t even think about using social media in your practice.
Lectures this semester:
The 4th week of the Internet in Medicine university accredited course was focusing on Medical wikis and Wikipedia.
First slideshow on medical wikis.
If you want to share and create content online, a wiki is a great tool to use.
I’ve been a Wikipedia administrator since 2006 so this topic is really close to my heart. Second slideshow is dedicated to Wikipedia issues.
- Facebook + Google + Flickr (=) Wikipedia
- How to build an encyclopedia? Pay professionals? Certainly not.
- I believe in the power of masses.
- Wikipedia statistics, history (Larry Sanger, Jimmy Wales)
- 10 most visited websites in the world: Wikipedia is the 6th one.
- Why is Wikipedia great? (Free, fast, comprehensive, discussions, easy to edit, objective, etc)
- Why it isn’t great. (Almost the same reasons)
- Vandalism and how we fight it: Huggle
- Basics of editing an article; page history, talk pages
- A Wikipedia article minute by minute:
Wikipedia is a great place to start your research, but should never be the last source you finish your research with.
Lectures this semester:
The third week of the Internet in Medicine university accredited course was dedicated to RSS and microblogging. In the first slideshow, I described what RSS is, how to use trend trackers and which tools can help you follow the medical literature easily.
- How to read RSS (browser -example=Firefox; Google Reader; desktop-based readers – Feeddemon).
- An example, a real tutorial about how to follow the latest articles published on NEJM. Step by step.
- Best friend of docs? Of course, Pubmed. How to follow Pubmed updates easily.
- What to do when a site doesn’t have RSS feed.
- Biowizard.com and other 3rd party Pubmed tools
A step-by-step guide on Webicina.com about how to keep yourself up-to-date easily.
Let the information come to you and follow your field of interest easily.
Second slideshow focused on microblogging:
Twitter is the fastest channel of communication these days, but only use it if you have a well designed strategy.