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Table of Content Web 2.0 and Social Media Quotes/Research for Health Informatics 2 9
Good slides on slideshare with more great examples of social media and web 2.0 in healthcare Tables A. Social media for medical practitioners
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B. Social networks (Web 2.0) for medical practitioners C. Web 2.0 for medical practitioners
D. Web 2.0 & Social media for patients E. Healthcare by Countries using social media or web 2.0
The Hive in New Zealand – A collaborative network of health professionals using social media to aggregate its content The use of social tools on the web in the workplace is still not fully adopted by the decision makers in organizations. Social media such as facebook and twitter are generally blocked. The presentation by Chris on the topic of Health IT knowledge base is a very interesting one which is aimed at "the push to build knowledge communities in a collaborative manner that suit the industry". Although social websites such as facebook etc, exist and can be further leveraged to adapt to the business environment in some respect, it is my opinion that we should build websites that are customisable to the health industry; can be managed and streamlined from a professional stance that will give more creditability. Trust and confidentiality are of vital importance coupled with a sense of the need to contain activities to business environment (which can be better controlled). In addition to this, we would want to look at how to aggregate data from other social media such as facebook and twitters to create topics of interest etc. to integrate with these "enterprise like" social media. Chris has explained that one of the impetus for the this project is the Ministry of Health in New Zealand requirement of a system that would allow end‐users/innovators and policy makers provide ideas, share information about projects and dissemination of innovation. (How to see other projects in progress and share information on different or similar fields and form collaboration.) ‘The hive is where cross‐pollination can generate vital and sometimes unplanned outcomes,‘ suggests Research Fellow Dr. Chris Paton. ‘For example in the hive, a clinician might blog about their telemedicine project based in Otago, a technologist from Sydney could add their real world experience, then a GP in Hamilton might join the discussion. As the interest group grows, the collective wisdom contributes to a more effective outcome,’ he continues.
‘Think of it as a virtual laboratory; where anyone with a valid contribution to make, with an interest in what’s going on or an idea they want to develop can get together with others free of the tyrannies of time and distance,’ Malcolm Pollock adds. He believes the availability of this type of environment is critical to the future development of healthcare services in New Zealand. Web 2.0mediated Blended Learning: Separating Fact from Fiction Kevin A. Clauson, a researcher at Nova Southeastern University, is investigating the potential of web 2.0 applications in medical student learning. Specifically, Clauson is attempting to bridge the knowledge gap of this issue between what we think we know and what we actually know. In order to aid his investigation, his team has conducted a 37 item questionnaire to first year pharmacy students that attend school between three different campuses with the purpose of characterizing the knowledge, familiarity, and preferences towards web 2.0. Some preliminary results: · The survey had a 94% response rate · The first or best language of respondents was 67% English, 24% Spanish, and the rest ‘Other’ · 75% of respondents read blogs, with about 10% actually authoring blogs · Almost all respondents used wikis (with wikipedia being the most popular), with 12% actually contributing to wikis · Only a small portion of respondents used Second Life (11.2%), many had never heard of it · Many were unaware of microblogs; only 7% actually used them. Interestingly, males were more likely to be users of microblogs than females · Most respondents used Facebook (83%). Myspace was still fairly popular (31%) with LinkedIn being the least popular (1.5%) One of the limitations of this study was that it was conducted only at one university. Interestingly though, the chair of the session had conducted a similar analysis at Stanford with very similar results.
I recognize the power of having a community," said Bryan Vartabedian, MD, (@Doctor_V) pediatric gastroenterologist at Texas Children's Hospital and assistant professor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine. "I didn't realize when I first went on Twitter that there is a lot of strength and a lot of power in having these sorts of connections." Jamey Shiels, social media director for Aurora (@Aurora_Health) who helped organize Dr. Wallskog's twittered surgery in April, said traditional advertising does not result in a two‐way conversation. It's more of a push, he said. The hospital saw Twitter as "an opportunity to move to a one‐to‐many conversation." Peter Beck Kim, MD (@doccottle), a family physician in Costa Mesa, Calif., said he started twittering as a way of connecting with other physicians interested in health IT issues. He can see himself eventually using Twitter as another way of interacting with patients, but not enough people are on yet. "I think there's more out there [on Twitter] than not," Dr. Kim said. "But overall, in terms of my patient base, I wouldn't say it's a tiny minority, but it's a minority." As the number of users grow there will be a larger pool of local users to connect with, he said. The ability to reach thousands in one place is the real power of Twitter, said Wesley Young, MD (@DrWesYoung), an emergency physician in Honolulu. He's already seeing the benefits of getting your name onto as many platforms as possible, including blogs and Web sites, as well as Twitter. Dr. Vartabedian said twitter has the ability to reach thousands of people with one message also can useful in times of public health scares. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other health organizations have turned to Twitter to help educate people about A(H1N1) flu, spread information and curb misinformation.
He saw a number of physicians stepping in during the flu scare to "provide some sound balance to what was really, on Twitter, an amazing amount of hysteria." He sees local physicians, whom the local public knows and trusts, assuming that role more and more in the future. "Most of the physicians I follow are not twittering as doctors, they are twittering as people who are doctors," said Dr. Vartabedian. "They talk about medical things and they link to medical things, but they aren't talking from a position of authority." Web 2.0 for Physicians Dr. Subrahmanyam Karuturi From my perspective, forums and message boards continue to be helpful vehicles tools for online discussion and can offer value as components of often more extensive social networking environments. In fact, many of today's more robust "social networking" sites are really direct descendants of the forum genre. Furthermore, while debates may continue as to whether certain physician‐oriented sites, such as Sermo.com or StudentDoctor.net qualify as social networks, I believe it is more important to focus on the fact that more and more tools and "online communities" are being introduced for physicians. This is clearly in response to the increasingly challenging role physicians hold. As in any marketplace, more options and competition mean more value for the customer. Quotes from online community – ReliefInsite.com (consumer health 2.0 web application) “As a Health Care Worker, and currently disabled, this is an AMAZING tool for me to communicate with all of my Doctors, Therapists and Specialists! I can look back and see how I am progressing or regressing and it helps me to feel in control of my own health issues! Thanks for offering this great program!” H “I enjoy that I can speak freely about my pain. It helps to know that others deal with what I'm going through on a daily basis. It feels good to let it out and I believe the diary is something great for all of us patients.” L
“Every time I make my entries, I find I like the new program more. I've really been able to fine tune my entries and my notes so that they will be very helpful for my physicians. Need to go in for check up soon and talk things over with my Primary care physician, I'm very happy with the program.” G “This is an incredible resource that will revolutionize how patients communicate with their physicians. Those of us with chronic pain are usually medicated, and remembering a months worth of info is difficult to say the least. This tool will be invaluable to ALL of us. Thanks to all involved with its creation!” L Why patients start blogging about their illness? Kerri Morrone Sparling – http://www.sixuntilme.com I started Six Until Me in May of 2005 because I was tired of Googling "diabetes" and coming up with little more than a list of complications and frightening stories. Where were all the people who were living with this disease, like I have been since I was a little girl? Was I the only diabetic out there who felt alone? Enter blogging. Back when I first started, I was one of four or five diabetes bloggers. Now I am a proud member of an enormous diabetes blogging community who prove every day that I'm not alone with this disease. But there's more to me than diabetes. I am a blogger, freelance writer, and hopeful author. I am also the Community Leader at dLife. I have been featured in US News and World Report, contributed columns to dLife, diaTribe, and have guest‐blogged all over the damn place. I love what I do. It's an honor to be a part of this community.
I keep an extensive collection of photos on my Flickr account, where you'll find my Diabetes365 experience, a bunch of crap about my cats, and random photos from my random life moments. I love my camera and bring it everywhere I go. I'm also pretty addicted to Twitter and Facebook, but let's be honest ‐ sometimes that social networking crap gets a little out of hand. iCrossing Research on social media for health In the most bullish forecast yet on the adoption of social media in health, iCrossing has found that 34% of Americans turn to social media for health research. This report from iCrossing breaks new ground by offering some hard numbers about consumers' use of social media in health. Among the available social media types, consumers chose Wikipedia (chosen by 20% of online health searchers), online forums and message boards as the most favored in health and wellness. iCrossing found that these were particularly attractive to the youngest adult cohort of 18‐to‐34 year old health searchers. But note that the average age of the social media user for health is 37, compared with 44 years of age for the overall health search population. Several findings are particularly notable and new: Consumers going to social media sites tend to be in decision‐making mode. They are in search of useful insights into health services, costs for specific procedures and devices, and reputations of providers. This is a role that will be played by sites like Blue Cross of Minnesota's Health Care Scoop and the emergingAnthem/Zagat sites. After the health professional ‐‐ whether clinician, pharmacist, or nurse ‐‐ "someone else with the same condition" is important to those consumers seeking advice about particular medications. People with serious chronic conditions are looking to consumer‐experts for sage advice on meds and care processes. The logic: who better to consult than another experienced patient to get the skinny on living with side effects and quality of life issues? Nearly 2/3 of people who go online for health information report this emerging "Consumer Opinion Leader" as "extremely important" or "very important.
The most compelling reason consumers are using social media in health is to ;connect with other consumers to exchange information or get support," according to 75% of the online health searcher. The next most important reasons to use social media vs. other types of online sites is to find out more about the costs of a procedure or medical equipment (noted by 55%) and to access personal health records (noted by 56%). Social media ‘could transform public services’ by the BBC Social media could transform the NHS and other public services in the same way that filesharing changed the music industry, a conference has heard. Growing use of tools, such as Facebook and Twitter, offered an opportunity to reinvent services, delegates heard. The MyPublicServices event debated ways to harness these conversations, many of which are critical, to make services better and more inclusive. If this was not done, many services would be undermined, speakers said. "It's happened to the music and travel industries and it's going to happen to public services," said Dr Paul Hodgkin, founder of the Patient Opinion site that organised the MyPublicServices conference. Read more
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. How Physicians can use social media to improve medicine New Media Medicine: A Social Network for Doctors and MEdical Students Social Media Health Care 2009 Healthcare & Social Media: 2009 Trends & Strategy Case Study: How Social Media Can Improve Communication & Collaboration During A Public Health Crisis e‐Health and the Social Web ("Web 2.0")/the 3‐D Web: Looking to the future with sociable technologies and social software Practicing Medicine in the Web 2.0 Era
A. Social media for medical practitioners Overview or related articles The PREVIEW project have been exploring the use of virtual worlds, Second Life in particular, as an environment for problem‐based learning (PBL) for care professionals and paramedic students. The care professionals are using open‐ended PBL scenarios using a chatbot engine to create characters who can guide, act out eDramas and interact with students within Second Life. Paramedic students are using fixed‐ended PBL scenarios which require them to conduct patient assessment and treatment on virtual patients in Second Life. The project is best summarised by the video below in the video link section. Twitter Should doctors use Twitter? Early physician adopters say the social media site can help you promote your practice and communicate with colleagues. Doctors who keep tweeting stick around because they find it can be useful. Physicians most often use Twitter as an extension of their Web presence, a patient communication site, a marketing tool or a virtual water cooler with their colleagues. Or, maybe a combination of all four. Detailed surgeries on Aurora Health Care, parent of Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center, is one of a handful of hospital twitter systems that have detailed surgeries on Twitter. It's an inexpensive and easy way to connect with patients, and potential patients, and perhaps get a little media buzz. The procedure Aurora decided to tweet was not randomly selected. It was a new, less‐invasive Weblink Blog Youtube
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Twitter as an extension of web presence
approach to bilateral knee replacement, using customized tools created from virtual images of the knee. Aurora reported more than 180 questions and comments in reply to the 250 tweets posted during the surgery. At least 75 of its messages were forwarded, or sent as "retweets," by other Twitter users. This expands the reach to other groups of followers. The hospital's surgery tweeting was profiled on ABC‐TV's "Good Morning America" and got a mention on "The Oprah Winfrey Show." Within a week after the surgery, the number of Twitter users following Aurora grew from 930 to 2,240. By mid‐June, that number had passed 3,900. Within a month of the surgery, Dr. Wallskog saw at least 10 new patients, all potential candidates for the surgery. Dr. Wallskog suspects the seed has been planted, and as the year unfolds, more new patients will come for a consultation as a result of Twitter. Gwenn Schurgin O'Keeffe, MD, (@DrGwenn) a Massachusetts pediatrician who is CEO and @DrGwenn editor of the Web site PediatricsNow, already had a pretty devoted Web following. She decided to join Twitter earlier this year as a way of extending her Dr. Gwenn brand. Dr. O'Keeffe has made contacts through Twitter that have expanded her work as a writer and media source. From quote above: @DrWesYoung The ability to reach thousands in one place is the real power of Twitter, said Wesley Young, MD (@DrWesYoung), an emergency physician in Honolulu. He's already seeing the benefits of getting your name onto as many platforms as possible, including blogs and Web sites, as well as Twitter. Part of Dr. Young's practice involves conducting virtual visits through a telemedicine service
started by Boston‐based American Well and Hawaii Medical Service Assn., a Blue Cross Blue Shield‐affiliated plan. One online patient said she chose him from the list of available physicians because she recognized his name from Twitter. "That is a foreshadowing of things to come," Dr. Young said. Twitter How doctors use Twitter. A. Were hangin’ with everyone else. B. Not talkin’ about sick people. C. Lots of talkin’ about ourselves. D. Medical mindcasting. E. Goofin’ off. CardiologyLinks.NET. CardiologyLinks.NET is a user powered cardiology news portal. On this social content voting (User‐Generated site, all news is submitted by its users. Any member can submit cardiology related content to Content site) CardiologyLinks.NET, and this will enable the content to be viewed by all. The content will be promoted or buried depending on how much it is liked by the community. The more votes the submission gets, the more popular it is. With enough votes, the piece of news will be showcased on the Front page of CardiologyLinks.NET. Scan Grants ScanGrants™ is designed to facilitate the search for funding sources to enhance individual and community health. The funding sources listed here may be of interest to virtually anyone associated with the health field – medical researchers, social workers, nurses, students, community‐based health educators, academics and others. Funding sources most frequently listed here include those of private foundations, corporations, businesses, and not‐for profit organizations. Finding and listing less traditional funding opportunities is also a priority. Federal and state funding sources are typically not included on ScanGrants™ because they are readily available on other sites (e.g. www.grants.gov).
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Twitter in the ER ‐ Onze Lieve Vrouw Hospital in Belgium
ScanGrants™ was developed as a tool for Samaritan Health Services and its collaborators, but it is also available for use by the general public. The listing is selective and is intended to supplement other search methods. In many instances, grant announcements have been abbreviated for the sake of brevity. To view the full grant announcement, click on the link to the source URL provided for each funding opportunity. The team at Onze Lieve Vrouw Hospital in Belgium has made strides in improving the clinical Article flow and processes in their ER by incorporating the use of twitter as a novel channel. It was interesting to see that new social media technologies can be embraced seamlessly into critical system environments. They use twitter in the same way as other users but shrink the community down to just the ER. The idea is to create awareness of flow and process in emergency services. Managing and running an ER involves lots of processes inside the ER and outside, twitter makes it possible to streamline communication. It communicates assignments for dispatch, triage, doctors, and nurses. It allows one to become aware of other people and what they are doing. It can inform you of alerts, new patients in waiting room, patient overview and status, and new lab results. The instant delivery of information to the appropriate users has enabled patients and staff to be better informed and aware of what is going on in the ER. The department uses closed group twitter accounts. No patient names are included in the tweet, just ids to maintain privacy. Accounts have access to filters to sort tweets applicable to them to reduce unnecessary chatter or information. There is no need for expensive hardware ‐ simply create the twitter group and filters. This case study has presented a novel way to communicate with twitter in a critical care setting and one that is as chaotic as the ER. Despite the diverse processes and at times hectic nature of the ER, twitter was shown that it can smoothen clinical workflows and improve efficiency by enabling access to augmented reality in the palm of your hand.
B. Social networks (Web 2.0) for medical practitioners No. Social Network 1. iMedExchange ‐ a social networking site for physicians 2. DoctorsHangout.com ‐ A Personal & Professional Networking Site for Doctors& Medical Students Worldwide (Ning site) 3. Overview iMedexchange is a private online community for M.D.s and D.O.s in the United States. iMedexchange provides a free venue for resources, tools and discussions to be shared between physicians. Weblink Website YouTube Channel
Description: DoctorsHangout.com is an exclusive next generation social networking Website service for Medical Students, Residents and Doctors. DoctorsHangout social network can help you maintain existing personal and professional relationships and establish new ones by reaching out to Doctors you've never met before. Doctors Hangout makes it easy to find people who share your hobbies and interests, look for long lasting connections or establish new professional contacts. At DoctorsHangout.com, Doctors exchange clinical experiences, review their cases and share clinical knowledge. http://doctorworld.net/ DoctorWorld.NET is a user powered medical news portal. On this social content voting site, Website all news is submitted by its users. Any member can submit medical related content to DoctorWorld.NET, and this will enable the content to be viewed by all. The content will be promoted or buried depending on how much it is liked by the community. The more votes the submission gets, the more popular it is. With enough votes, the piece of news will be showcased on the Front page of DoctorWorld.NET. The Student Doctor The SDN is now more than 10 years old. It has a forum, blog and wiki that has a web Website Network (SDN) community that includes most doctoral‐level health fields. SDN is a nonprofit web site that started as a grassroots Web community at the University of Kansas in the mid‐1990s. Since then, SDN has emerged as one of the most comprehensive and most useful student‐driven
Sermo – Online community for physicians to collaborate across the US
Cardiology Rounds (Ning site)
resources on the Internet. Membership is free and run completely by volunteers. Sermo is the largest online physician community in the US. It’s where practicing US Website physicians—spanning 68 specialties and all 50 states—collaborate on difficult cases and exchange observations about drugs, devices and clinical issues. And find potentially life‐ saving insights that have yet to be announced by conventional media sources. Sermo is a real‐time meeting place where physicians get help with everything from patient care to practice management. They’ve described it as “therapeutic,” a “virtual water cooler” and “vital to my everyday practice.” Physicians on Sermo rank their colleagues for the value of their postings and the quality of their answers to posted questions. Highly ranked community members are turned to for respected answers and advice. Sermo leverages aspects of social network theory, game theory, prediction markets and information arbitrage. It’s completely scalable and sustainable as a social media platform and communication tool. Peer reviews and user‐reviewed rating systems ensure that medical reporting is accurate and supported by the physician community. CardiologyRounds.com is an exclusive next generation social networking service for Website Cardiologists, Physicians, Medical Students who are interested in Cardiology and for all people who are related to the field of Cardiology. Cardiology Rounds social network can help you maintain existing personal and professional relationships and establish new ones by reaching out to Cardiologists you've never met before. Relationships and Connections are very important to advance your career in Cardiology. Cardiology Rounds.com helps you to create, manage and expand your social network in the field of Cardiology. At Cardiology Rounds, Cardiologists exchange clinical experiences, review their cases and share clinical knowledge, images & videos. You can
mEducator ‐ Enabling state of the art medical educational content using technology
Exchange HIVE ‐ Health IT knowledge base
immensely benefit from the collective knowledge of CardiologyRounds.com members. Content is generated from textbooks, teaching file, algorithms, virtual patients, and more. Although there is an abundance of medical educational content available in individual EU academic institutions, this is not widely available or easy to discover and retrieve, due to lack of standardized content sharing mechanisms. The aim of mEducator BPN is to implement and critically evaluate existing standards and reference models in the field of e‐ learning in order to enable specialized state‐of‐the‐art medical educational content to be discovered, retrieved, shared and re‐used across European higher academic institutions. Educational content included in mEducator covers and represents the whole range of medical educational content, from traditional instructional teaching to active learning and experiential teaching/studying approaches. It spans the whole range of types, from text to exam sheets, algorithms, teaching files, computer programs (simulators or games) and interactive objects (like virtual patients and electronically traced anatomies), while it covers a variety of topics. In this collaborative community professionals connect across the spectrum of health and technology, nurturing developments, and enhancing creative synergies in NZ and offshore. If they want to create a private group within the hive to protect confidential discussions, the hive enables this. Feeds from other information sources are channelled into the hive, making it a one stop centre for its community. ‘The hive is where people, organisations, ideas, debate, experience, research, investors and other enablers come together to create the innovation culture, practice and the momentum that are the foundation for building a 21st century health service,’ says Malcolm Pollock. www.hive.org.nz is an initiative of the National Institute for Health Innovation and has
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10. The Health Informatics Forum – Ning site
been commissioned by the Ministry of Health. This website is an online community of doctors, medical students and applicants to medical school from around the world. New Media Medicine was set up in 2002 and now has over 60,000 registered members and over 700,000 messages on our discussion forum. This website is a Social Network for Health Informatics professionals, students and academics. Our members include many leading academics and researchers in the field of Health Informatics.
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C. Web 2.0 for medical practitioners No. Web 2.0 1. Simulation games Overview The Atlas of physiology and pathophysiology (http://www.physiome.cz) is an interactive multimedia web‐based educational application that facilitates the process of physiological system functions interpretation. It helps to comprehend the principles of system malfunctioning and to identify its reasons. The connection of a multimedia environment and a simulation models enables to experience the problem in a virtual reality. The educational simulator provides a way for trying out the behaviour of a simulated object without any risk. The atlas development workflow demands the cooperation between many professionals. The model designed by a mathematician is made to fit a scenario prepared by a physiologist. Then the model is implemented connecting the model with graphical components designed by a graphic designer. To suit various needs during the Atlas preparation, we have used various technologies and approaches, namely the .NET framework, the Control Web framework, Matlab/Simulink and Adobe Flash with ActionScript v2.0. The Atlas is available for medical students (in Czech language version) from March 2007 and the official evaluation of Atlas educational contribution begins from the autumn 2007. The Atlas of physiology and pathophysiology is a free acessible application. All educational text, interactive animation and simulation models including the source code are for free to all who are interested. Any form of cooperation with other European teams resulting e.g. in translation of our Atlas is welcome. Nurses spend most of their times in patient rooms, frequently interrupted and often multitasking. Therefore in response to the needs for nursing needs and MoH initiative the MOHLTC PDA initiative was implemented. Weblink Website
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As part of the roll‐out, web‐based nursing application services were introduced. Also a list of best practice guidelines was provided by the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO) for nurses to use at the bedside. It allowed nurses to receive email alerts based on the clinical area of interest with the option to post comments as well as share information with their other colleagues. The medicine A case study of adoption of medicine 2.0 at Cleveland Clinic was presented with recommendations on 2.0 Cleveland how to get there. The clinic has a EMR system with CPOE implemented and quality reporting Clinic case capability. The organization has the benefit of being IT savvy and being early adopter of innovations. study The issue with Web 2.0 is that it is a disruptive force. Healthcare is about being risk adverse while web 2.0 is risk taking. Healthcare information is from authoritative sources while web 2.0 from social networking. Privacy and security is regulated in healthcare while there are privacy issues in social networking as anyone can create an account. At the Cleveland Clinic, web 2.0 started with unofficial blogs on clinical cases and images as a teaching tool for residents. Unofficial wikis filled in the need for quick references. The transition to embracing more social networking aspects included a major website redesign based on consumer research. Links to a YouTube channel, facebook page, and twitter were launched on the site. The Chief of medical staff has a blog for medical staff with anonymous comments. Several departments have their own wikis. What enabled this change was that the institution encouraged innovation and that they had a champion on board in the higher levels. In addition it was also the culture at the organization that made it possible. The willingness to encourage innovation and engage patients through social media is what is needed in the culture of the organization to successfully embrace and integrate medicine 2.0. Practice Practice Fusion addresses the complexities and critical needs of today's healthcare environment by Fusion – providing a free, web‐based Electronic Health Record (EHR) application to physicians. Google Apps
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Practice Fusion is the fastest growing Electronic Health Record community in the US. Founded in 2005, we’re rapidly expanding and adding new users. Over 23,000 physicians and practice managers in 50 states currently use Practice Fusion’s Electronic Health Record.
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D. Web 2.0 & Social media for patients The first on the scene was the empowered patient. Patients are participating in online communities to share and discuss daily life struggles to coping with rare diseases. Overview My Health Innovation allows people to submit ideas, other users can vote on it, and allows for ranking, eg. to create a list called "Top Ideas". Their tag line: share, vote, and say thanks for low‐cost, low‐tech health ideas. One interesting aspect to the site is its acknowledgement of the power of gratitude and that in healthcare, thank you's or gratitude can often not be public enough. For this reason, they wanted to provide a way to say thanks and added a THANKBook that collects expressions of thanks for how an idea changed your life positively, maybe forever. A place to talk about how to live well with disease, ask questions, share information about what is working for you, get sympathy, exchange ideas, request and recommend the best doctors, support and friendship from other patients suffering from the same disease. This website is an online community that has videos, podcasts, health tools, ability to leave Weblink Website Twitter
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Diabetes Mine Blog
Patients Like Me
Relief Insite – Consumer Web Apps
The Weight Tracker ‐ iPhone app
comments, a facebook page and e‐newsletter subscriptions. Here you'll find 5 years' worth of info on every imaginable aspect of living with diabetes — Blog from food scales to pharma news and book reviews, to the exasperating things other Twitter people say. Facebook: 503 fans Videos PatientsLikeMe.com is a platform for collecting and sharing real world, outcome‐based Website patient data (patientslikeme.com) and establishes data‐sharing partnerships with doctors, Blog pharmaceutical and medical device companies, research organizations, and non‐profits. This is a site that allows people to map, monitor and analyze their pain. ReliefInsite.com™, Website is a patented, secure, HIPAA‐compliant web‐based platform that provides visually‐ oriented pain assessment and tracking. Through the collection of structured and unstructured data and preparation of comprehensive reports, ReliefInsite provides a longitudinal perspective of a patient's condition in real‐time, enabling improved quality of care and assessment of outcomes. This site also uses video, social bookmarking such as digg, yahoo, goolge, delicious and facebook. The Weight Tracker iPhone application allows you to easily track your weight on a daily iPhone Application basis. It can also synchronize your personal weight entries withThisCityIsGoingOnADiet.com. This application was designed and written exclusively for the iPhone v2.0 Operating System using the Apple iPhone SDK. It’s not just interactions, but toxicities involved with each drug that can affect patients. Website
Pharma Surveyor –
This tool reveals a much broader assessment of med risks. By integrating with partners like DestinationRx, this tool provides an additional layer of safety and vetting using powerful math and analytics. Risk is shown for each drug, plus the cumulative risk of an entire multi‐drug regimen. By adding personal information about the side‐effects the patient is showing, it can link side‐effects to the current drugs. Then it can do a diagnosis showing where the risk is coming from, with an option to show potentially safer options that still deliver the needed therapeutic benefits. 8. ADAM – iPhone App The Adam Health Navigator Puts personalized health content on iPhone–click a body part on an image of the body, or search for information. Essentially it puts commodity‐level health information on the small screen. Cool features, some geomobile‐related some leveraging multi‐function nature of iPhone: Find nearest ER; prompt to call 911; educational videos for conditions; connect to doctors in your neighborhood. 9. MyMedLab – Consumer Web‐based tool lets you choose a lab test online. A physician approves order instead of a Web App doctor’s visit in real life. You can find a lab in your area. The tools help you choose tests based on gender, age and disease profile. Results interpreted by an MML doctor and put in your PHR. 10. Google Health – Online • Organize your health information all in one place Medical Records for • Gather your medical records from doctors, hospitals, and pharmacies patients • Share your information securely with a family member, doctors or caregivers 11. Microsoft’s Healthvault – HealthVault is divided into two sections, one for individuals and another for healthcare Online Medical Records professionals. for patients It lets you … • Organize your health information, with everything in one place • Simplify your life: enter health info once, use it in many ways
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12. Vitals – Choosing the right doctor
13. Health Grades – Rating doctors, hospitals and nursing homes
Gain insight with data that helps you make informed decisions Vitals was created to give consumers the tools ‐‐ for the first time ‐‐ to make informed decisions about which doctor to choose. Our web site offers you a variety of ways to find a doctor that's right for you. We do this through our 360 view ‐‐ factual information on a doctor's expertise and practice, consumer reviews, and recommendations from other doctors. Once you've decided what information you need, you can use Vitals to do a pre‐visit checkup on your doctor. At no cost to you. Vitals compiles information on physicians from a wide variety of sources. The result is a free Physician Profile, which is made available to consumers, at no cost. HealthGrades' healthcare ratings, information and consumer decision‐support resources serve the following groups: Consumers Visitors to HealthGrades.com find quality ratings and cost information for the nation's 5,000 hospitals and 16,000 nursing homes as well as in‐depth profiles of the nation's 650,000 physicians. As a leader in the consumer revolution in healthcare, HealthGrades receives more than five million unique visitors to its consumer Web site each month. Hospitals HealthGrades helps hospitals understand, improve and communicate the quality of care they deliver through a suite of products and physician‐led clinical‐advisory services. HealthGrades currently works with more than 400 hospitals nationwide and produces
14. Everday Health ‐ Portal
well‐respected public studies of hospital quality in areas that include clinical excellence, patient safety and women's health. Employers/Health Plans Many of the nation's largest health plans and employers offer their employees and plan members access to HealthGrades Health Management Suite, a complete set of decision‐ support tools that include provider ratings, health optimization modules and healthcare finance tools. Liability Insurers HealthGrades helps more than 40 liability insurance companies, including the top three nursing home and hospital insurers, assess providers' quality and risk potential. Physicians HealthGrades allows physicians to educate patients about their specialties through HealthGrades' consumer Web site and the HealthGrades Connecting Point™ Program. There's much to explore on EverydayHealth.com, including: • More than 100 health centers loaded with in‐depth, original information on the diagnosis, management, and prevention of diseases and conditions, as well as information on how to live a full, healthy life. Meet the Everyday Health staff, as well as the contributing writers and editors and medical reviewers. • Helpful questions and answers from our board‐certified experts at top‐tier institutions such as Harvard Medical School, Memorial Sloan‐Kettering Cancer Center, Mount Sinai Medical Center, and more. Meet the Everyday Health experts. • Thriving communities of individuals just like you, who are managing or caring for others with a range of conditions and health concerns. Visit our Support Groups.
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15. Ask Manny Hernandez (the founder of Tu Diabetes) ‐ Social media, non‐ profits and health 2.0 blog 16. Six Until Me – Diabetes patient blog
About Manny Hernandaz (Diabetes patient blog) > social media expert and diabetes advocate > author of ning for dummies > twitter marketing for dummies contributor > president of the diabetes hands foundation > founder of tudiabetes + estudiabetes A blog by Kerri Monroe who is a diabetes sufferer.
Interactive features including webcasts, videos, photo galleries, tools, trackers, and blogs to help you take a hands‐on approach to managing your condition or improving your general health. Check out our tools page. Thousands of recipes to help you cook healthier every day. Blog Twitter
17. Health 2.0 Blog 18. Organized Wisdom Blog • – wikipedia for healthcare
A community blog for and by the Health 2.0 community. OrganizedWisdom Health is a human‐powered, physician‐guided search service for health Blog dedicated to helping people find health information, resources and services they can trust. We publish hand‐crafted, high‐quality health search results called WisdomCards that provide easy‐to‐understand research notes, fast facts, and links to top health information, resources and services. OrganizedWisdom, named to PC Magazine's Top 100 Undiscovered Web sites of 2008, was founded by serial entrepreneurs Steven Kreinand Unity Stoakes.
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E. Healthcare by Countries using social media or web 2.0 No. Country 1. Canada Overview The Health Council of Canada Weblink YouTube Twitter Facebook Digg • Blog • Twitter • Videos • Tools • NHS Unlocked • Patient Opinion • PO Blog • NHSDirect Twitter • NHSDirect Facebook • NHSDirect Bebo
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NHSChoices Blogs NHSChoices Twitter NHS Videos Web 2.0 Health tools NHS Unlocked ‐ “grass root“ patient online community. The site offers hospital center ratings and groups by disease area. Patient Opinion – patients share their stories Patient Opinion Blog NHSDirect on Twitter NHSDirect on Facebook NHSDirect on Bebo
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