Medicine 2.0: the Blog Carnival of Web 2.0 and Medicine

med320.jpgPlease welcome Medicine 2.0, a new blog carnival devoted to the special relationship between web 2.0 and medicine. I’ve been writing about it for a long time now and I see that more and more blogs are getting closer to the the subject. We hope that with these post-collections, we can help physicians, nurses, medical students and all the readers how to use the tools, services of web 2.0 in medicine. Let’s start with an exceptional video about what exactly web 2.0 is:

First, here are the articles of the masters of medicine 2.0:

Ves Dimov presents a short post about Youtube’s role in nursing education and a long one about the improvements of AskDrWiki, a collaborative medical encyclopedia.

David Rothman created a great list of social networks for clinicians.

Victor Castilla features an ongoing series about the core topics of medicine 2.0. My favourite post is Web 2.0 : A Sharing Culture where Victor says: “I hope in the future a culture of sharing with no interest will born.”

Scott Shreeve examines’s business model and shows us how it works.

Bob Coffield has an opinion on the subject as well. Bob and Scott are working hard to create a comprehensive and useful wiki for describing Health 2.0.

Joshua Schwimmer says Flickr donates for Médecins Sans Frontières. That’s how a web 2.0 community could help physicians. He also gives us an introduction to medical podcasts through several posts.

And now, new sites, Flickr, online writing, Second Life and many more fascinating posts of bloggers who are open for the possibilities and advantages of web 2.0 in medicine:

K. S. Descartin wrote a real overview of what medicine 2.0 is about.

Ricardo Vidal talks about an epidemic simulating application which is freely downloadable.

Attila Csordás greatly expressed his opinion on submitting scientific papers written in Word 2007. At last, somebody tells scientists to forget about it and to use online writing services.

Steven Wardell wanted to visually map out the locations of the e-health firms in New England.

Jean-Claude Bradley presents a nice slideshow about his project in Second Life where he tries to find new educational possibilities.

Wade Meredith examines Webtribes, a social network of independent sites each catering to a differently challenged group of people.

Medgadget writes about a new site to tackle childhood obesity and the MEDoctor system where you can store and retrieve your personal electronic medical record.

A Pen mightier than Keyboard is presented at Marketing and Adbits blog. It saves data entry time and allows them to store an electronic copy of your signature.

What about the future?

Walter at HighlightHealth tells us in his post: Web 3.0 and Predictive, Preventive and Personalized Medicine.

I’d like to ask the future hosts to always include a little list of new bloggers who often write about medicine 2.0. So now, here are 3 new blogs:


I hope you enjoyed the nearly 20 submissions. If you plan to host an edition, contact me. 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, submit it here.

The next issue is due to be published on the 24th of June. Until then, be open for the advantages of medicine 2.0!