Posts tagged ‘Health 2.0’
Are you dynamic and engaging? Do you have opinions on how the healthcare system can be changed and improved that you want to take straight to the President? Now is the chance to have your voice heard!
Now taking submissions of 2 minute videos, telling us (and the new administration) your concerns and ideas about the future of healthcare and Health 2.0.
I had a nice discussion today with a few Twitterers including Jay Parkinson about the quality of online medical information. It started when I mentioned many great medical blogs are not accredited by HONcode, the Health On The Net Foundation, which is a non-profit organization with a mission to improve online health information quality. I try to summerize the keypoints of the discussion.
Then I found a publication, Indicators of Accuracy of Consumer Health Information on the Internet that states:
One hundred Web pages were identified and characterized as “more accurate” or “less accurate.” Three indicators correlated with accuracy: displaying the HONcode logo, having an organization domain, and displaying a copyright. Many proposed indicators taken from published guidelines did not correlate with accuracy (e.g., the author being identified and the author having medical credentials) or inaccuracy (e.g., lack of currency and advertising).
I believe patients seeking medical information online need guidance. Regarding tech blogs or art blogs, it doesn’t really matter who determines quality. But in the medical blogosphere, I think it’s crucial to have a neutral third party that works to assure quality and try to help patients how to find reliable content. So the conclusion is I’ll keep on promoting HONcode and will try to get all of my medical sites accredited (Scienceroll and Webicina are both accredited).
The VizEdu team did an excellent job when they tried to visualize the connection between medicine and twitter. And they included my profile in the special slideshow which I really appreciate. Check this flash/show out. They’re also open to new suggestions so feel free to add new thoughts to the presentation.
- If you’re new to Twitter
- 10 Tips: How to filter discussions on Twitter?
- Twitterview: The Future of Medicine in 140 Characters
- The Youngest Twitterer and the Future of Health Management
- What you have to know about Twitter
- Twitter for Health and Medicine
- 10 Reasons Why I Use Twitter
- Tips and Tricks: Is Twitter reliable?
- Health Tweeple to Follow
- Twitter for Health and Medicine
Medicine 2.0 is a blog carnival aiming to analyze and describe the impact of web 2.0 on medicine and healthcare. We, bloggers, believe web 2.0 can change the way medicine is practiced and healthcare is delivered.
Let’s launch the carnival with articles on medical search.
On Walter Jessen’s Highlight HEALTH 2.0 blog, Hope Leman had a guest post: Mednar Search … and Hope said, “It is good.“
AltSearchEngines reviewed the Health 2.0 Conference – Day 2.
Googling for Life Scientists – Patricia F. Anderson, Librarian (UBC Academic Search – Google Scholar Blog)
Top U.S. Hospitals Are On Twitter (Clinical Cases and Images)
Twitterview: The Future of Medicine in 140 Characters (Scienceroll)
Twitter a Healthcare Marketing Tool? Maybe. (Health Leaders Media)
Construct your own ‘Top 10 Must Follow’ List as it relates to your own Niche (TwiTip): The link leads to the top 10 medical twitterers.
Omnee: An organic directory of Twitter users (Scienceroll)
Telehealth and EMRs – How can Physicians Use these Tools? (Canadian EMR)
Convergence of Health 2.0 and medical home? (HealthBlawg)
OpenECGproject: Open Source for Electrocardiography (Scienceroll)
10 blogging myths debunked from a medical blogger perspective (Clinical Cases and Images)
Work for Nature, Go to SciFoo (Nascent)
Video: Dr. Jay Parkinson’s presentation about HelloHealth (Clinical Cases and Images)
Top Physician Recommended Health Sites on the Web (Chris Pirillo)
The “Last Mile“ (The Last Mile of healthcare Consumerism)
Health 2.0: Are We On The Same Page? (Mark My Words)
The Doctor Will E-Mail You Now (Newsweek)
Health 2.0: Patients on Social Networks (BusinessWeek)
The New Examined Life (WSJ)
Medicine and health 2.0:
The Bridge: Do you want to change healthcare? (Scienceroll)
United Health Jumps Into Consumer Fray (Chilmark Research)
Practice Fusion: a growing Electronic Medical Records community.
If you want to host an issue of Medicine 2.0 in 2009, let me know (berci.mesko [at] gmail.com). Don’t forget to submit your articles (berci.mesko [at] gmail.com).
People working in healthcare or related to healthcare must enter the web 2.0 era whether they like it or not.
Patients (the so-called e-patients) are finding their ways to enter it.
Medical students and educators seem to be quite ready as well.
Nurses have maybe the best community online (huge nursing blogosphere, Twitter groups, communtiy sites, etc.). Here is another example, LISTEN:
Nurses with good information literacy competencies are able to provide evidence-based nursing practice resulting in positive patient outcomes. Most nurses, however, do not possess necessary attitudes, knowledge, and skills in information technology, nursing informatics, and information literacy.
The Learning Information Seeking and Technology for Evidence-based Nursing practice (LISTEN) project is designed to improve information literacy competencies of student and professional nurses. We are doing this by preparing:
- a series of online learning modules,
- web-based resources, and
- interactive opportunities to learn more.
So where is the problem? Of course, with doctors who are not ready to meet the expectations of e-patients. I hope Webicina.com will help them…