Medicine 2.0 Blog Carnival about Web 2.0 and Medicine

Medicine 2.0 is a bi-weekly blog carnival which collects some of the most interesting posts about Web 2.0 and Medicine. The archive is available here.

A blog carnival is a blog event similar to a magazine dedicated to a particular topic. Each edition of a blog carnival is in the form of a blog article that contains links to other blog articles on the particular topic. According to Wikipedia, "Web 2.0 is a trend in World Wide Web technology, and web design, a second generation of web-based communities and hosted services such as social-networking sites, wikis, blogs, and folksonomies, which aim to facilitate creativity, collaboration, and sharing among users. "

I added a #Medicine2.0 hash tag on Twitter and you can find all related posts there as well.

A Google Presentation of the Medicine 2.0 carnival:

Word cloud of the full text submissions of this edition of the Medicine 2.0 carnival:

Blog Posts

Why do we blog and other important questions. Biomedicine on Display.
I regret every single post as soon as I’ve posted it. It could always have been done better. But when I take a look at it a few months later, I often think it’s pretty good.

Science 2.0: You Say You Want a Revolution? HHMI Bulletin, November 2008.
"Blogs are an easy way to communicate and distribute knowledge"

10 Reasons Why I Use Twitter. Bertalan Meskó.
Jen McCabe Gorman: "When people ask why I tweet, I will refer them to this link and say “Berci hits the nail on the head.”

Strengths and Challenges of Medical Education in Virtual Worlds. Dr. Shock, MD, PhD.
The educational opportunity in Virtual Worlds such as Second Life may not be a replacement for the doctor- or nurse-patient interaction or relationship, but they may serve as an adjunct orpre- or post-learning tool.

The Rise of the Personal Health Record. Health Care Law Blog.
PHRs bring a new dimension to the debate over how to create an interoperable health information network. The shift of power into the hands of patients could bring about a sustainable model.

Twitter Updates from the Severe Asthma Workshop at the 2008 Annual Meeting of American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI). Clinical Cases and Images - Blog.
The first attempt of using Twitter to post updates from the 2008 Annual Meeting of American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI).

New Idea: Use Twitter for Daily Q&A for Board Preparation. Allergy Notes.
During our meeting at the 2008 ACAAI conference, Tao Le shared that The First Aid team was planning to use Twitter for daily Q&A sessions.

60 Million Health 2.0 Users BUT… Patient Centric Healthcare.
I think we are all still waiting on the final business models to find the profitable solutions.

eHealth (web-based behavior change programs) in the Toronto Star. Gunther Eysenbach's random research rants.
Personal health records (and PHR platforms like Google Health and Microsoft Healthvault), sensors, Ubiquitous/pervasive computing, smart appliances and smart home-care devices will make it easier for users to aggregate and manage automatically tracked data.

How Good Are Doctor Rating Sites?
Ruth Given has written a 39-page informal analysis entitled, MD Rating Websites: Current State of the Space and Future Prospects and JohnGrohol of comments on it.

AMIA Presentation on Web 2.0 for Clinical Decision Support. eHealth.
Three examples were given: Clinfowiki - a wiki devoted to clinical informatics, Partners HealthCare eRooms, Epic Systems Corporation's Community Library.

Another Second Life Medical Program: Virtual Ability Island. Medical Education Blog.
Their mission is to enable people with a wide range of disabilities to enter into virtual worlds like Second Life®, and provide them with a supporting environment once there.

IBM many eyes wikified. Yokofakun.
"Many Eyes is a bet on the power of human visual intelligence to find patterns. Our goal is to "democratize" visualization and to enable a new social kind of data analysis."


Screencasting and Podcasting: Experience of the Yale Medical Library. Presentation by Lei Wang, linked by David Rohtman.

Pathology Visions 2008 presentations by Digital Pathology Blog.

Announcement: Will Host Medicine 2.0 Blog Carnival about Web 2.0 and Medicine
Medicine 2.0, Blog Carnival About Web 2.0 and Medicine, Year 1, Issue 9
Food Allergen Avoidance. Allergy Cases.
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Updated: 11/24/2008

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