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The Emergence Of Web 2.0 Health 2.0 Medicine 2.0

  1. 1. “The Emergence of Web 2.0, Health 2.0 and Medicine 2.0: Are you ready for it?” DON JUZWISHIN CHE PHD FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2009 VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA Vancouver Island Chapter
  2. 2. Wikinomics  Three rules of open spaces that have emerged on the Internet  (1) no body owns it,  (2) everybody uses it and  (3) anyone can improve it.  The Internet is characterized with (1) openness, (2) peering, (3) sharing, and (4) acting globally  Tapscott and Williams
  3. 3. What are Web 2.0, Health 2.0 & Medicine 2.0?  Web 2.0 is the changing trend of the World Wide Web and web design  Enhance creativity  Communications  Secure information sharing  Collaboration  Functionality  Social networking, video sharing, wikis, blogs, folksonomies
  4. 4. What are Web 2.0, Health 2.0 & Medicine 2.0?  “Health 2.0 is participatory healthcare characterized by the ability to rapidly share, classify and summarize individual health information with the goals of improving health care systems, experiences and outcomes via integration of patients and stakeholders.” • Ian Furst •
  5. 5. What are Web 2.0, Health 2.0 & Medicine 2.0?  “Medicine 2.0 applications, services and tools are Web- based services for health care consumers, caregivers, patients, health professionals, and biomedical researchers, that use Web 2.0 technologies as well as semantic web and virtual reality tools, to enable and facilitate specifically social networking, participation, apomediation, collaboration, and openness within and between these user groups.”  Eysenbach G Medicine 2.0: Social Networking, Collaboration, Participation, Apomediation, and Openness J Med Internet Res 2008;10(3):e22 <URL:>
  6. 6. What are the issues?  Hughes et al. argue there are four major tensions represented in the literature on Health/Medicine 2.0:  lack of clear definitions;  issues around the loss of control over information traditionally the purview of health care providers;  safety and the dangers of inaccurate information; and  issues of ownership and privacy • Hughes B, Joshi I, Wareham J Health 2.0 and Medicine 2.0: Tensions and Controversies in the Field J Med Internet Res 2008;10(3):e23 <URL:>
  7. 7. What will it do for the citizen, consumer, patient?  Provide 24/7 access to high quality evidence on the effectiveness of health care interventions  Provide the opportunity for social networking, support groups, sharing of experiences  24/7 monitoring of health status parameters – smart house  Instantaneous feedback on medication effects  Encourage health literacy being a priority in education  The citizen, consumer, patient own their personal health record  Reduce adverse events  Access to remote locations  Support of chronic disease management and health promotion
  8. 8. What will it do for the health care provider?  Provide 24/7 access to high quality evidence on effectiveness of health care interventions  Provide immediate news of breakthrough findings or cautions  Identify and share international best practices  Provide opportunity for immediate and trended outcomes associated with interventions  Offer opportunities for collaboration and partnership  Provide decision support tools  New forms of education and continuing education
  9. 9. What will it provide the researchers?  A storehouse of linked data  Provide a bridge to anonymous data and information on the citizen, customer, patient community  Facilitate clinical and field trials matching client criteria and research design requirements  Bring them into the collaboratory  Need to make explicit peer review processes
  10. 10. What will it do for the policy makers?  Make explicit accountability relationships, roles and responsibilities  Provide transparency on the monitoring and performance of the health care system  Provide access to linked data bases  Drive and link health policy informatics from the sub cellular to the individual and population health levels
  11. 11. Can the issues be addressed?  Privacy and security  Banks and airlines have done it  Ownership of knowledge  Provide accreditation or certification for sites that have credible and reputable materials  apomediation  Support research into health informatics
  12. 12. Why embrace it? Catalyst for advancing the integration and coordination of services and information Provides synergy for advancing the requirements of health reform and renewal Stimulates the objectives of Canada Health Infoway Gives the ownership of the personal health record to the citizen, consumer, patient Balances the information asymmetry between health care providers and citizens, consumers, patients Provides access to high quality information on international best practices 24/7
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