Welcome to the 33rd edition of Medicine 2.0 blog carnival that focuses on the integration of web 2.0 with our current practice of medicine. I am delighted to be your host this time around and would like to thank Berci Mesko for this opportunity.
I love numbers and 33 is a very beautiful number with many meanings. For this occasion I decided to play around with Medicine 2.0 blog carnival logo, so my dear iMac computer used numbers and complex calculations to transformed it. I took snapshots of specific segments from all of the blogs participating in this edition of Medicine 2.0 blog carnival and from these images a new mosaic image resembling the carnival’s logo has been assembled.
Thanks to the submissions from various bloggers, we have some pretty interesting articles for you. Lets begin immediately, cause I know you are curious.
Amy Tenderich, author of DiabetesMine, wanted to know, among other things, if mainstream commercial health platforms from companies like Google and Microsoft are really useful for people with specific chronic illnesses? She conducted two interviews to satisfy her curiosity. First she interviewed Missy Krasner, Product Marketing Manager for Google Health, and later she did the same with Keith Toussaint, Senior Program Manager with Microsoft HealthVault.
People from SugarStats talked with Jennifer McCabe Gorman, one of Health 2.0’s most ‘visible’ online evangelist as they called her. By the way Jennifer wants you to know that her blog, Health Management Rx, is not dead. The reason her posts have been slow is because she is intensively preparing for Health 2.0: User-Generated Healthcare conference, which will be held in San Francisco, California from October 22nd – 23rd 2008.
I have on the other hand conducted an interview with Dr. R.A. Brest van Kempen. This gentleman happens to be the CEO of RS TechMedic, a Dutch company producing medical devices. In the interview he has announced the development of software which will enable physicians to monitor their patients in real time using only an iPhone.
Personal Health Records
Canadian EMR draws our attention to an article published in the Globe and Mail which highlights clinical information that will soon be available to patients in Alberta.
John Sharp, publisher of eHealth blog, has informed us that Google Health has added some web accessibility features to support text readers and enable access to the blind.
Bob Coffield, a health care lawyer and blogger has posted a very interesting article on his Health Care Law Blog. Title of this article, which he co-authored with Jud DeLoss, is “The Rise of the Personal Health Record: Panacea or Pitfall for Health Information” and it has been originally published in the October edition of the Health Lawyers News, a publication of the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA). Be sure to read it if you want to learn more about legal issues around PHRs.
Ves Dimov of Clinical Cases and Images Blog shows us the beautiful flower of Internet conversation and dares us to count how many petals we have.
Kevin Pho, better known as Kevin M.D., found an article in Newsweek that talks about the potential of Web 2.0 applications in patient-physician communication.
Digital Pathology Blog asks and tries to answer the following question: Is image sharing “social networking” that should be blocked?
Scott Shreeve writes about his relationship with Twitter in Aint that Tweet?
Berci Mesko thinks you might like and find useful the Twitter directory called Just Tweet It.
Gunther Eysenbach, Editor-in-Chief and publisher of the Journal of Medical Internet Research, presents the research paper “Examining the Medical Blogosphere: An Online Survey of Medical Bloggers” and reflectes on the presentation of Kevin Clauson at the Medicine 2.0 congress in Toronto.
Medgadgdet informs about Pediatric Care Online, designed around the daily clinical needs of pediatric offices.
Joshua Schwimmer tells us about the new nephrology blog named Precious Bodily Fluids.
Change for the better
Dave deBronkart of e-patinets.net admires extraordinary bravery and integrity of the people from Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center who performed a procedure on the wrong body part and openly shared what happened on their blog.
Medical Education Blog presents a new approach to thinking about how we teach medical students called Application Oriented Curriculum.
There you have it. You read some interesting articles and during the process have boosted your brains, according to new research suggesting that the simple act of Googling may be good for your brain health.
For the end, I would like you to just think about two things. Submitting your articles to one of the future Medicine 2.0 blog carnivals or even hosting one yourself. Everything you need to know can be found on Medicine 2.0 blog carnival.