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Medicine 2.0 Blog Carnival

Hello to all,

Welcome to September 16th Edition of Blog Carnival on Medicine 2.0.

Medicine 2.0

Constructive Medicine is hosting September 16th Edition of Medicine 2.0 blog carnival for the first time,so apologies in advance if I have missed any submission. We had received many excellent blog articles,but we could only accommodate submissions related to medicine 2.0 topics.

Thanks to Bertalan for the initiative of Medicine 2.0 Blog carnival.

Here are some of the submissions:

Evolution of Medicine 2.0

Is it just another term or hype?

Medicine is an ever changing field. In next generation of medicine management, diagnosis and treatment of diseases could be based on the spirit of collaboration and sharing of patient related knowledge.

Blogs,wikis and forum could serve as a platform in which collaboration,sharing of knowledge and also discussion among physicians and other health care professionals could play a major role in better patient management.

Health 2.0 has already entered into mainstream media with the article about health 2.0 in The Economist in September 6th 2007 issue.

John Sharp on ehealth writes about health 2.0 and also Health Care Law blog on article in economist about how Technology and society: Is the outbreak of cancer videos, bulimia blogs and other forms of “user generated” medical information a healthy trend?

Dr Uri in medicine 2.0 blog writes about Difussion of the ” medicine 2.0 concept”.

Impact of Medicine 2.0.

Health Information Management:

Bertalan Meskó presents Some tips on how to track the information you need, how to be up-to-date in your field,posted at Science Roll.

Bioinformatics Zen writes about open science notebook movement at My open science note book

Bbgm has an interesting write up about Second Life as a viable medium for virtual poster sessions and conferences at Second Life and science – Things are getting rather interesting

Clinical Cases and Images writes about how to Build An Online Version of Your Library and Share It Via Google Books.

David Rothman has an interesting link to the future of Medical Ads and free journal access at davidrothman.net

Health Maintenance:

Sohail presents Sugar Beverages: Drinks of Mass Destruction? posted at The HealthBlogger.

Grrlscientist writes about Chocolate Addiction posted at Living the Scientific Life.

New Technologies:

With the growth of Ipod and other MP3 players there are conflicting reports about their impact on health mainly on implanted devices.Medgadget writes about iPods vs Pacemakers and the Art of Medical Scaremongering

Neurophilosophy has an link to Neurosurgery webcast which shows how surgeons from the Neuroscience Institute at Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center perform a hemispherectomy on a 6-year-old girl with epilepsy.

thegeneticgenealogist writes about 23andMe Partners with Illumina – To Offer Genetic Genealogy?


My Biotech Life has an interesting collection of DNA Network List.

Nascent:Nature’s blog on Web technology and science writes about PRISM: Publishers’ and Researchers’ Intensifying Sense of Mistrust

New Glossary :

Sharp Brains writes about neuroplasticity and other Brain Health Glossary posted at Neuroplasticity 101 and Brain Health Glossary

Other interesting articles:

Sandwalk writes about Bloggers for Peer-Reviewed Research Reporting.

Bloggers for Peer-Reviewed Research Reporting is a fledgling organization that’s going to try and impose some standards on the reporting of peer-reviewed papers by bloggers.

Scott Shreeve MD writes an open letter to Marissa Mayer about Google Health Initiatives and its impact on Health Care industry.

The HealthWisdom blogs about Facebook and Health 2.0

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  • Maximus December 20, 2007, 12:37 pm

    I would like to see a continuation of the topic

  • William Hill January 11, 2008, 8:07 am


    Here’s your requested continuation of the topic!

    Health 2.0 is derived from the term Web 2.0, which implies a 2nd generation/release of the Internet.

    The ’2.0′ part was established within computer programming – as a new edition of a an application is released, it is common practice for the programmers to add an incrementing number at the end of a program’s name, to label the new version.

    Web 2.0 implies the ’2nd release’ of the Internet, which of course is not based on anything concrete. The Internet being made up of millions upon millions of interconnecting computers running lots of various programs, but is more of a concept to describe the type of programs/applications/functionality one can now locate on the Internet.

    The Internet was initially complied of mainly static pages of data. Soon to follow was email, web forums and chat rooms where discussions could take place. Web 2.0 refers to a trend on the Internet that saw a step forward in the way users conduct communicate over the Internet, which includes the use of blogs, videos, podcasts, wikis and online communities where people with common interests get together to share ideas, media, code and all types of information.
    Web 2.0 technologies such as social networking, blogs, patient communities and online tools for search and self-care management look as though they will permanently alter the healthcare landscape indefinitely.

    As with Web 2.0, there is a lot of debate about the meaning of the term ‘health 2.0′. The Wall Street Journal recently attempted to define Health 2.0 as:

    “The social-networking revolution is coming to health care, at the same time that new Internet technologies and software programs are making it easier than ever for consumers to find timely, personalized health information online. Patients who once connected mainly through email discussion groups and chat rooms are building more sophisticated virtual communities that enable them to share information about treatment and coping and build a personal network of friends. At the same time, traditional Web sites that once offered cumbersome pages of static data are developing blogs, podcasts, and customized search engines to deliver the most relevant and timely information on health topics.”

    While this traditional view of the definition imputes it as the merging of the Web 2.0 phenomenon within healthcare. I personally believe it’s so much more. In my opinion, Health 2.0 goes way beyond just the permeant social networking technology to include a complete renaissance in the way that Healthcare is actually delivered and conveyed.

    Source – http://www.rxpop.com

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  • Garretot February 4, 2010, 5:24 pm

    Thanks for article. Everytime like to read you.

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