Archive for May, 2009
May 27, 2009
There has been alot of debate about what Web 3.0 is and when it will arrive. In a post on ReadWriteWeb titled, Web 3.0 or Not, There is Something Different About 2009, the debate continues. Also see the embedded slideshare. Some important trends in 2009 are:
- Open data
- Structured data -> smarter
- Filtering content
- Mobile (location-based, so you could say that’s smarter use of data too)
- Internet of Things (the Web in real-world objects).
Linked data and Google snippets are noted as part of the trend. It sounds like mashups, web services and physical world integration are leading to a defacto Web 2.0 world. The implications for Health 2.0 will be the topic of a future post.Share this:
May 22, 2009
Participated in the Within3.com advisory board this evening – a very dynamic meeting with lots of creating ideas from the board and the staff. Their business model is refreshing – no advertising, no anonymous identities, developing communities which enhance healthcare and the practice of medicine. They just launched the community for the alumni of Boston’s Childrens Hospital. Within3.com is a Cleveland startup (yes, Cleveland does have startups including many biotech firms). This is a company to watch.
Also, videos from the Health 2.0 conference in Boston have been posted.Share this:
May 15, 2009
In a recent TED video, Tim Berners Lee presented on linked data including in health care and social networks. Te WC3 document he authored on this is here. This is forward thinking and although he did not mention Web 3.0, the implication is that this is the next big thing. Other links about linked data:
In a related story, IBM recently released its Exploratory Stream Processing Systems which “enables efficient extraction of knowledge and information from potentially
enormous volumes and varieties of continuous data streams.”
Here is the linked data video:Share this:
May 4, 2009
Two recent postings shining more light on Health 2.0. Specifically, a European post on Health 2.0 and Information Therapy, the joint topics for the Boston conference. He notes that both are an “enhance the patient care and the patient provider relationship.” He wonders about the business case for using something like Mayo Clinic’s Health Manager based on HealthVault. Currently, there is no indication that there are any such plans but some of the other examples, such as, LiveStrong and ChangeHealthcare, may have a business case for healthcare organizations.
Second is a video of Clay Shirky, author of Here Comes Everybody which I am currently reading. I also heard hims speak at HIMSS 2009. The video on Ask Manny Hernedez’s blog gives an update on the book. The complexities of networks and the tools which enable groups to form without hierarchies has interesting implications for healthcare. Healthcare, especially hospitals and nursing with their sometimes rigid structure inherited from the military and academia, is often the antithesis of social media. How will these tools change healthcare? Will healthcare hierarchies disappear? Probably not soon, but these structures will be challenged by social media in the short term.