Archive for June 26th, 2007

Organized Wisdom – a New Tagging Tool for Healthcare

June 26, 2007

Since Organized Wisdom’s blog cited my post on Web 2.0 in Health Care under the title, “Why Web 2.0 Matters to Healthcare Companies“, I thought I should return the favor with a description of their site. Organized Wisdom “is a health-focused social networking site that enables consumers, physicians, healthcare professionals and health organizations to collaborate on more than 6500 health topics.” Impressive reach with refined results for search of their tagged content in several categories similar to Google Coop Health. I see some similarities to Revolution Health as well because of the user-created content. The unique feature is Wisdom Cards which tell about personal medical incidents under subtitles: what happened, what went right, what went wrong, lessons learned.

Definitely worth further exploration.

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Medicare Pilot Program To Test Personal Health Records

June 26, 2007

The participants in this pilot program are:

  • HIP USA – New York’s largest HMO;
  • Humana;
  • Kaiser Permanente; and
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Each group will have unique PHR tools but all will own their health record and only share it with who they choose. The pilot program will last 18 months in order to determine what PHR features are helpful to Medicare beneficiaries. The story did not state whether the participants will be allowed to keep their PHRs after that time, however.

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New Hospital CEO Blog

June 26, 2007

The CEO of Community General Hospital of Greater Syracuse has an internet blog called, “More Than Medicine.”

Looks like a good communication tool for his employees but based on the name, he is shooting for something more. In the subtitle he makes it clear that these are weekly posts which is probably reasonable for a CEO.  Some of the posts are rather long but thoughtful and keep true to the More than medicine theme with posts like “The Good Doctor.”  Will be interesting to see how many more hospital CEOs hop on this bandwagon.

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