I have been working for years on how to optimize my sleeping pattern to be able to wake up well-rested in the morning. Through a 6-months sleep tracking experiment carried out with the Pebble Time sensor and the Android Sleep app, I increased my sleep quality significantly. Check out what I learnt from it!

Here is the edited speech I gave to the Canadian Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology, and I would turn to every government or parliament eager to reform healthcare through technology with similar advices. I hope that more and more regulatory actors will pay attention to the winds of change.

As a data geek, I have been quantifying my health for over a decade, measuring different aspects of my life in order to improve it. Although it has been a long process, I also managed to optimize my sleep with technology. Are you curious, how? 



Twitter And Health 2.0: A Visual Story

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.

twitter-health2-vizedu

Further reading:

Microblogging and Webicina.com

I’m a real fan of Twitter, a microblogging platform where users can post messages containing only 140 characters. Discussions become fast and accurate while sharing information is easier than ever. That’s why we implemented a microblogging platform-like box into the main page so now I can share announcements and news about Webicina even more efficiently.

Everytime you click on the main page, a new message will show up automatically.

webicina-microblog

Soon, we are going to come up with a free tool for physicians and we also have a big surprise for patients. Stay tuned! In 2009, we must get to people and help them understand why they need guidance in the medical field of web 2.0.

Webicina.com is my service that aims to help medical professionals and patients enter the web 2.0 era by providing e-courses, consulting and personalized packages.

I also made the list of available e-courses public:

Medicine in Second Life: Patient support sites, meetings and medical simulations in the virtual world:

  • What is Second Life? (FREE preview)
  • Step 1: How to enter the virtual world?
  • Step 2: How to move, search and create landmarks?
  • Step 3: Medicine and health in the virtual world
  • Step 4: How to organize a meeting or presentation in Second Life?
  • Step 5: How can patients use Second Life?
  • Step 6: Which health groups to join?

Medical Blogs, channels for building an online image:

  • Inside the medical blogosphere (FREE preview)
  • Step 1: How to start a new blog?
  • Step 2: How to write a post and how to tag it?
  • Step 3: Design, widgets, pictures and more
  • Step 4: How to launch a blog carnival?
  • Step 5: How to provide quality content?
  • Step 6: The future of blogging?

How to follow journals and sites: RSS feed and trend trackers

  • How to keep yourself up-to-date? (FREE preview)
  • Step 1: How to keep yourself up-to-date??
  • Step 2: What is RSS about?
  • Step 3: Aggregators I.
  • Step 4: Aggregators II.
  • Step 5: Aggregators III.
  • Step 6: How to follow a medical journal?
  • Step 7: What to do when a site does not have RSS?

Further reading:

If you’re new to Twitter

A few days ago, I was happy to discover Jay Parkinson, the co-founder of Hello Health, on Twitter and I thought I should help Twitter users who are new to Twitter but would like to join all those interesting health discussions.

1. Find a reason to use Twitter

2. Check what you have to know about Twitter

3. Find valuable people to follow:

4. Make sure the people you follow are really valubale twitterers

5. Track your charts and work on to become a must-follow twitterer

6. Don’t miss a post at Twitip.com

7. Filter discussions by following numerous users but reading only the best discussions

8. Come up with ideas about how to implement Twitter into everyday’s healthcare or health management

9. Share your tips with us!