The data explosion in healthcare through digital health networks goes hand in hand with concerns of data privacy and security. The recent WannaCry ransomware attack impaired the smooth operation of several NHS hospitals in the UK; and led to burning questions about the state of IT security in healthcare on the individual or systemic level, […]
It was high time that the stethoscope, the symbol of the medical profession, was upgraded to represent the state of play in healthcare in the 21st century. Here, I reviewed the Eko Core digital stethoscope allowing the medical community to listen to lung and heart sounds crystal-clearly and digitize the results within seconds.
Although the medical tricorder will remain a dream to be chased by digital health innovators for the years to come, I collected the portable, digital health diagnostic devices currently on the market in case anyone is thinking about purchasing an effective gadget making the patient the point of care.
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).
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. Why did I launch Webicina?
I envisioned a bridge. On one side of the river, there are patients who don’t know how to use the web, how to find health information online. I think NextHealth will be their best tool to use.
Who will connect the two sides? Who can become an efficient and valuable bridge?
Yes, I hope Webicina will close this gap…
When I talked with Jen McCabe Gorman, a prominent blogger at Health Management Rx, she envisioned this:
And it seems it’s getting a serious coverage from the blogosphere as well.
Richard Akerman from Science Library Pad published this interesting slideshow about history leading up to Web 2.0, characteristics of Web 2.0, Twitter, Facebook and FriendFeed.