A Presentation on Web 2.0 in Health Care by John Sharp

John Sharp's name suits him. He has a sharp intellect and an ability to see beyond the obvious in the crowded fields of Web 2.0 companies and medical informatics. His presentation on Web 2.0 in medicine is definitely worth-reading and much better than my own effort to review this rapidly changing subject in 2005 and 2006.

The talk was presented at the conference of Northern Ohio Healthcare Information Management and Systems Society in Cleveland and the PDF is available for download here:

Web 2.0: Beyond Open Source in Health Care ( 3.4 MB PDF)

John lists several medical blogs as examples of Web 2.0, including Kevin, M.D. (of course), Running a Hospital and Clinical Cases and Images - Blog.

He also mentions Second Life which may prove to be the next interesting thing for the tech-savvy health workers to explore after they master blogs, RSS, wikis and podcasts. I have my own theory about the 6 axes of medical education in Web 2.0 style:
  1. Web feeds (RSS)
  2. Podcasts
  3. Blogs
  4. Wikis
  5. Custom search engines
  6. Second Life virtual world

Robert Scoble links to a Social Media Starfish created by Darren Barefoot (a Creative Commons license).

My Presentation on Web 2.0 in Healthcare to the Northern Ohio HIMSS. eHealth, John Sharp.
Medicine in Second Life. ScienceRoll.
How to Use Web 2.0 in Medicine?
10 Tips for How to Use Web 2.0 in Medicine. ScienceRoll.com, 2007.
Top 10: Virtual Medical Sites in Second Life! ScienceRoll.com, 06/2007.
Web 2.0 in Medicine Presentations by a University of Michigan Librarian
Image source: JohnSharp.com

My presentation on Web 2.0 in Medicine from December 2006.

Further reading:

Collaborative Presentation on Web 2.0. Link via Go2Web2.
Web 3.0 Concepts Explained in Plain English (Presentations). Digital Inspiration, 2009.
Social media in medical education - Grand Rounds presentation by IUH Med/Peds residency program director http://goo.gl/Zw3lK

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