Medicine 2.0: The Second Edition

med320.jpgSteven Murphy was supposed to host today’s edition, but for personal reasons, he asked me to do it this time. So here is Medicine 2.0 again, a new blog carnival on web 2.0 and medicine. More and more blogs are getting closer to this subject as physicians, medical students, health care lawyers and medical librarians all realize the importance of web 2.0 and also understand how these tools, services could help their works.

Uri Ginzburg examines Twitter’s possible role in a hospital. With Twitter, connections can be quicker and elegant. Twitterers, join me there!


Our favourite star-medical librarian, David Rothman says his hospital’s president and CEO has a blog now and presents a slideshow about how to use RSS in health care.

Ves Dimov has come up with two, web 2.0 based posts. The first mentions the 544 histopathology videos on YouTube, the second mentions VideoJug’s patient education videos. I’ve already written about VideoJug which has best medical video collection of our time.

An other video-post belongs to Aleksandr Kavokin at RDoctor: Gallstones. Star Hospital. Episode 1.1

Michael Barton at Bioinformatics Zen tells us his opinion on Science 2.0. I loved this sentence: Despite all this I am very in favour of open science, and would like to make all my research available for any one who is interested.

A great post again from Scott Shreeve: Bandwagon Unbound: Health 2.0 as an Argumentum Ad Populum? Here is an interesting image from the article:


Christian Bachmann‘s post, Online health survey proven valid at Med Journal Watch, says that “Two new studies show the growing importance and new prospects of the WWW in medicine.”

GrrlScientist presents Humble Sea Squirt Offers Hope to People With Rare Cancer posted at Living the Scientific Life, saying, “Yet another reason to protect global biodiversity.”

The Official Google Blog asks the question: Is there a doctor in the family? We can’t wait to see what Google can achieve on the field of medicine. Bob Coffield and John Sharp also express their ideas.

I’m a Second Life fan, so I was amazed by the writing of Diane J. Skibe: Nursing Education 2.0: Second Life.

Do you have a research assistant? Rick at My Biotech Life does have one, but for free: Zotero!

Joshua Schwimmer tries to convince us about the usability and importance of podcasts. These are audio files, so you can listen to the blogposts without sitting in front of your computer.

My submission would have been a top 10 list of the best medical sites in Second Life. Let’s watch a mobile quarantine training from Second Life:


Recently, I haven’t found new blogs writing about web 2.0 and medicine, but I just bookmarked this link to a great tool:

BioDownloader is a program for downloading and/or updating files from ftp/http servers. The program has unique features that are specifically designed to deal with bioinformatics data files and server.

On the 8th of July, the third edition will be held at Medical 2.0. Don’t forget to submit your articles in time and to visit the official page of the carnival.