Archive for October 10th, 2008

Beyond Health 2.0 Hype – How Clinicians Find Value

October 10, 2008

There are many Web 2.0 applications but a few which can benefit physicians directly are:

  1. RSS feeds from their favorite medical journals or news sources. The ability to scan many article titles quickly for those of interest can help them sort through medical information overload. Using an RSS feed from a Medline search is another way to bring in the latest publications on specific topics of interest.
  2. Social networking among physicians. has the best product, I think. They have a private network with private or public groups which allow discussion and profiles for physicians and other healthcare professionals using real names instead of screen names. And they don’t sell their information. Can be used for case consultation or to get introduced to other physicians who may help with a difficult diagnosis or treatment.
  3. Google Maps and other mashups. Can be specifically to map disease outbreaks.

This are just a few places clinicians can start. More to follow.

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