Medicine 2.0 Carnival: Health 2.0 Apps and Virtual Education

med320.jpgI’m afraid this is the last time I host Medicine 2.0 (#19) before the summer as all the dates are taken by great bloggers. So now I would like to share dozens of interesting and useful links with you about the realm of Medicine 2.0 (education, virtual environment, communication) and Health 2.0 (patient communities, web tools in health care, e.g.). I hope you’ll enjoy

Let’s start with a new review from Joshua Rosenthal, Ph.D. posted at Read Write Web about new Health 2.0 apps. He focused on:

  • Personal health records: Google Health and Healtvault:



  • Trends:

Right now everybody has your data but you. Your doctor, your employer and your insurance company have the information and the tools. But that data is lost every time you move, switch doctors, switch jobs or insurance companies. Ironically, the person who has the greatest chance of impacting your health behaviors (you), has virtually no access to information and tools to do so.

So let’s move on with the well-known sections:

Medical education:

Joshua Schwimmer at Efficient MD talked about Google Book Search and Medical Education.

At the Clinical Cases and Images blog, there are some learning tools dedicated to Electrocardiogram (ECG, EKG).

David Rothman shared a presentation about nursing education with us.

The Tomography Blog presented an Online Dictionary of Radiology Words.

Sandra Porter at Discovering Biology in a Digital World launched the the OpenOffice challenge.

On my favourite French medical blog, Internet (Web2.0) et ophtalmologie, there is an extended list about how Medworm can be used for an opthalmologist.

Deirdre Bonnycastle at Medical Education Blog posted a video about 3D medical education.

Commmunities and personal health records:

Rod Brouhard at listed 7 ways to organize personal medical information.

Uri Ginzburg at Medical 2.0 presented Doccheck, a medical community with more than 500,000 users.

The Canadian Medicine blog has a new online book group called Literary Physicians.

Flags and Lollipops posted about the New JoVE blog & commenting on papers.

Jay Parkinson, the web 2.0 doctor, announced hello health at the Health 2.0 conference.

Medical Search and health 2.0:

Hamza Emadeen M. at GooMedic had an interesting question: Can We Play Surgery On XBOX Then Perform It In The OR ?

Scott Shreeve at Crossover health shared his views about the long tail of health care.

At HealthDot, you can wath 5 videos about Doctor 2.0 and Pateint 2.0.

At Digital Pathology Blog, check out the best sites about pathology.

Bob Coffield at Health Care Law Blog tends to use the apps of Google.

What should science blogging be? asks the BPR3 blog.

Deepak Singh at BBGM examined the future of semantic web.

Amy Tenderich at Diabetes Mine analyzed the patient aspect of health 2.0.

And my submission is Dangers of Web 2.0: In Medicine where I analyzed the dangers web 2.0 cause in medicine.

At last, but not least, let me present the Medicine 2.0 Congress that I plan to attend this September in Toronto, Canada. You can read more about the whole concept at the blog of Gunther Eysenbach.


If you plan to host an edition in the summer, contact me (berci.mesko at If you’d like to know more about the carnival, please visit the official page at If you write a medicine 2.0 related article, don’t forget to submit it here.

The next issue is due to be published on the 6th of April The Patient’s Doctor. See you next time!