Updated Health 2.0 definition

June 23, 2008

From Ted Eytan, MD, who invited commentors to suggest edits to a previous definition. As always, Health 2.0 is person-centric:

“Health 2.0 is participatory health care. The combination of content and community enables the patient to be an active partner in their own health care and the citizen to be an equal partner in improving the health system.”

I like the “combination of content and community” – it speaks to the importance of reliable content in health care and the importance of mutual support.  Also, the definition avoids the overused term empowerment and focuses on partnership with the provider and system.

Good job.

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