Archive for June 25th, 2008

Presentation Tomorrow on Web 2.0 in Health Care

June 25, 2008

The Health Management Congress invited me to give this talk as a webinar tomorrow at 2pm EST. The full title is: “Emerging Trends & Opportunities for Healthcare Organizations to Leverage Web 2.0″.

Details from the website:

The social-networking revolution is coming to health care, at the same time that new Internet technologies and software programs are making it easier than ever for consumers to find timely, personalized health information online. Patients who once connected mainly through email discussion groups and chat rooms are building more sophisticated virtual communities that enable them to share information about treatment and coping and build a personal network of friends.

At the same time, traditional Web sites that once offered cumbersome pages of static data are developing blogs, podcasts, and customized search engines to deliver the most relevant and timely information on health
topics.

What you will learn by attending:

  • Improve care self-management using Web 2.0 strategies & resources
  • Analyze the impact of Web 2.0 on healthcare stakeholders
  • Leverage Web 2.0 content to drive traffic to your site and customers to your facility
  • Explore the return on investment for these technologies
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Our Pen-and-Paper Doctors

June 25, 2008

The New York Times has an editorial today on the need for physicians to adopt EMRs. It is in reaction to a report in the New England Journal of Medicine. The slow pace of fast change is happening in healthcare IT. Not devoting enough resources to health IT continues the short sited path of the past. The advantages are clear – get on board and devote the resources. Improved government incentives will help.

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