Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Health 2.0

The Health 2.0 conference began today in San Francisco. I wish I could be there for this event, but I'm tied up with other responsibilities at the moment. I hope that someday I'll have the opportunity to attend Health 2.0 and even blog about the conference.

Some of you may be wondering, "what is Health 2.0?"

Let me refer you to this "tradition" definition that can be found on the Health 2.0 wiki site:
"The use of social software and light-weight tools to promote collaboration between patients, their caregivers, medical professionals, and other stakeholders in health" Source: Adapted from Jane Sarasohn-Kahn's "Wisdom of Patients" report, by Matthew Holt.
As the world of social media rapidly evolves, I wonder how all of this will impact health care in the setting of major health care reform in this country.

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