Archive for July, 2007
July 10, 2007
In a lengthy article in Health Data Management, Palo Alto Medical Foundation’s PHR, MyChart is set up as a leader in the field. Based on Epic System’s EHR, this personal health record goes beyond lab results and appointment information, it includes detailed information about the test results and custom links selected by physicians. They emphasized security and privacy from the beginning, gaining their patients’ confidence. It can’t hurt that the are located in the middle of Silicon Valley and many of their patients are early adopters in the tech industry or universities.
They have partnered with Healthwise for medical information which can be used as a prescription to education patients. 43% of their patients now use the PHR, probably the highest percent among provider-based PHRs. They are now creating an online disease management program which will further personalize online care.Share this:
July 7, 2007
Matthew Holt has a major update on the conference to be held in September in San Francisco. He reports many new sponsors, lots of registrations, and a contest to fill a slot on the Social Media for Patients panel. He has some interesting links to new Health 2.0 companies.
Also on The Health Care Blog is a citation of my Web 2.0 in Health Care presentation.Share this:
July 7, 2007
Today I presented my Web 2.0 talk to the Clinical IT group at work. As a handout, I created a page of all links to sites mentioned in the talk. Here they are for a more general audience. These a just examples of web 2.0 websites, not intended to be a comprehensive list.
- Defining: http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/oreilly/tim/news/2005/09/30/what-is-web-20.html
- Photos and Tagging: www.Flickr.com, www.del.icio.us.com
- The World is Flat: http://www.thomaslfriedman.com/worldisflat.htm
- Growth of blogs: http://www.sifry.com/stateoftheliveweb/
Blogs in Health Care:
Ratings – www.RevolutionHealth.com, www. HospitalRatings.com
EMR – www.practicefusion.com
Blog Policy – http://www.ibm.com/blogs/zz/en/guidelines.html
Health 2.0 – http://www.health2con.com/
Wikinomics – http://www.wikinomics.com/book/
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July 6, 2007
According to an article on iHealthbeat, drug companies are slow to adopt social media. The exception appears to be YouTube postings which are common for diabetes drugs, for instance. While much of their direct to consumer marketing has spawned a website for every new drug, blogs and wikis are rare in this space. As the article notes, the companies could learn much from their patients using this medium. There is also potential to enhance compliance – perhaps patients could learn from each other more about how to manage a chronic condition like diabetes.Share this:
July 3, 2007
Adopt Web 2.0 has also cited my slide contrasting Health care values with Web 2.0 values. Adopt Web 2.0 has some interesting entries outside of healthcare. It includes entries on Web 2.0 in science and in the enterprise. Looks like a good resource for trends in this sector.Share this:
July 3, 2007
In a comment from Intramed, a Latin American medical website, Florencia Braga points out the lack of real international representation on the Google Health Advisory Group. As international as Google is, it is surprising. However, it may be that they can only address the US healthcare system now. Let’s hope they are open to expanding that advisory group in the future.
By the Way, Intramed has some real depth of content. It translates well from the Spanish using the Google Language tool for webpage translation.Share this: