Medicine 2.0: Welcome from the Chair (4 Aud 0900 Eysenbach)


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Welcome address at the Medicine 2.0'08 congress in Toronto from Gunther Eysenbach, Organizer and Chair of Medicine 2.0

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    1. 1. Eysenbach G: Welcome to Medicine 2.0 <ul><li>This slideshow, presented at Medicine 2.0’08 , Sept 4/5 th , 2008, in Toronto, was uploaded on behalf of the presenter by the Medicine 2.0 team </li></ul><ul><li>Do not miss the next Medicine 2.0 congress on 17/18th Sept 2009 ( ) </li></ul><ul><li>Order Audio Recordings (mp3) of Medicine 2.0’08 presentations at </li></ul>
    2. 3. Associate Professor  Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto; Senior Scientist ,  Centre for Global eHealth Innovation, Division of Medical Decision Making and Health Care Research;  Toronto General Research Institute of the UHN, Toronto General Hospital, Canada Editor/Publisher Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR) Welcome from the Conference Organizer + Chair Gunther Eysenbach MD MPH Gunther Eysenbach MD MPH
    3. 4. Observations from the patients’ perspective 5 weeks before the conference I decided to test our health care system and threw myself in front of a taxi who ran a red light… (the taxi was stronger)
    4. 5. Shared the news on Facebook…
    5. 6. A case for Medicine 2.0? <ul><li>I want to inform friends and colleagues that emails will take a bit longer to respond to (used my Facebook status) </li></ul><ul><li>I want to know if my wrist is really broken? (Web portal to access the radiologists’ report?) </li></ul><ul><li>I want to identify patients with a similar injury. Experiences of other patients? How long does it take to “heal”? Who is the best physiotherapist in town? Should I sue that taxi driver? </li></ul><ul><li>I want to reduce my paperwork (dealing with two insurance companies, lawyer, physiotherapist) – the information hub is me , not the hospital </li></ul><ul><li>I want to participate in research (the BICE study coordinator tried to contact me in vain – I was just too busy to call back) </li></ul>
    6. 7. Medicine 2.0: New web-technologies and approaches change health and medicine Picture Credits: lower left from Hansen M, J Med Internet Res 2008;10(3):e26, lower right image from Falkman et al J Med Internet Res 2008;10(3):e25, Upper right collage by G. Eysenbach, showing MS Healthvault and Googel Health PHR, PHA Web 2.0 Web 3.0 (semantic web) Virtual Worlds, MMOG
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    8. 9. Another (simpler) definition of Web 2.0 “ Web 2.0 is a meaningless buzzword used by Starbucks-slurping cretins.” “ Ilyag” on Digg, 10-12-2007 URL: Accessed: 2008-09-01. (Archived by WebCite ® at
    9. 10. Characteristics of Web 2.0 applications <ul><li>Users owning the data on the site and exercising control over that data </li></ul><ul><li>An architecture of participation and democracy that encourages users to add value to the application as they use it </li></ul><ul><li>A rich, interactive, user-friendly interface </li></ul><ul><li>Some social-networking aspects </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Network as platform&quot; — delivering (and allowing users to use) applications entirely through a Web browser </li></ul>
    10. 11. Medicine 2.0 (“next generation medicine”) From: Gunther Eysenbach. Medicine 2.0: Social Networking, Collaboration, Participation, Apomediation, and Openness J Med Internet Res 2008; 10(3):e22 10.2196/jmir.1030 DOI: 10.2196/jmir.1030 Consumer / Patient Health Professionals Biomedical Researchers Science 2.0 Peer-review 2.0 Personal Health Record 2.0 Virtual Communities (peer-to-peer) Professional Communities (peer-to-peer) Health 2.0 HealthVault Google Health HealthBook Sermo WebCite CiteULike Medting WiserWiki eDoctr BioWizard Dissect Medicine E-learning PLoS One BMC JMIR Wikis Blogs RSS RDF, Semantic Web Virtual Worlds Web 2.0 Technologies & Approaches Apomediation Participation Social Networking Collaboration XML AJAX Openess Revolution Health PatientsLikeMe PeerClip Connotea ALIVE HealthMap caBIG Asklepios
    11. 12. Patient data External evidence General health information Personal health information Literature Mass Media Internet Health Record Relevant +credible Information Patient Patient accessible electronic health records Medical knowledge Disintermediation / Apomediation Physician (health professionals, librarians) as intermediary Irrelevant inaccurate Irrelevant Information Eysenbach, 2008 “ Apomediaries”
    12. 13. Other examples of disintermediation/apomediation Scientist Professional Publishers Communicating research findings to other scientists, The public Health Professionals Information Brokers Access to EBM information = apomediaries = former intermediary (roles are changing) Other scientists Other Health professionals Patients Health Professionals Access to relevant and credible information Other patients
    13. 14. Social Networking
    14. 15. EMR “ Tethered” PHR/ PAEHR “ stand-alone” PHR PHR EMR Read only Read+Write/Annotate PHR PHR © Gunther Eysenbach, CC-BY
    15. 16. EMR EMR PHR PHR PHR Different providers PHR 2.0 © Gunther Eysenbach, CC-BY Community Other peoples’ PHR Other peoples’ PHR Other peoples’ PHR
    16. 17. Some questions <ul><li>What does this all mean for health, health care, medicine, and biomedical research? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the implications for health, health policy? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the role of the private, government, and academic sector? </li></ul><ul><li>How do the &quot;generic&quot; Web 2.0 concepts and technologies translate into Health applications? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the specific requirements for health-related/medical social networking applications? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the research questions and issues? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the determinants of success or failure in developing and deploying these applications? </li></ul><ul><li>Is the “hype” supported by evidence? </li></ul><ul><li>What can we expect for the future? </li></ul>
    17. 18. <ul><li>180 registrants ( sold out ) </li></ul><ul><li>Participants from 19 different countries </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Canada </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>United States </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>United Kingdom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Netherlands </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sweden </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spain </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Norway </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Italy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Australia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Singapore </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New Zealand </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Slovenia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sri Lanka </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Switzerland </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hungary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Greece </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>France </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Taiwan, Province of China </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Brazil </li></ul></ul><ul><li>67 oral and 9 poster presentations </li></ul> , Toronto, Sept 4-5 th , 2008
    18. 19. Walking the talk: Some experiments in open / collaborative peer-review
    19. 20. Join the social network at
    20. 21. Some suggestions and housekeeping notes <ul><li>Sign up for the Social Network ( ) </li></ul><ul><li>Blog , blog, blog, blog ! </li></ul><ul><li>Be interactive and speak from the floor (use mic’s)– there is plenty of time for discussions . Let’s crowdsource our collective wisdom! </li></ul><ul><li>Stick to allotted speaking time: 4 speakers in 90 min sessions: 15 min speaking time + 5 mins Q&A (3 speakers: 20 + 7 min Q&A) + 10 min general discussion time </li></ul><ul><li>Sessions are recorded – use floor mic’s in the auditorium (in CR2+CR3: Speakers please repeat the question) </li></ul><ul><li>Recordings can be ordered (green form in delegate bag) </li></ul><ul><li>Limit advertising in your talks – clearly distinguish marketing talk from facts (cave – this is a critical / academic audience) and disclosure financial interests </li></ul><ul><li>Fill in the blue evaluation form (should there be another congress next year? Where and when?) </li></ul><ul><li>Free Internet access : Choose the “guest” wireless network and enter your email address </li></ul>
    21. 22. Sign up for dinner <ul><li>A la carte dinner at BB33 (Delta Hotel, 33 Gerrard St West), 7pm </li></ul><ul><li>Sign-up sheet at registration desk, please sign up before 2pm </li></ul>
    22. 23. Last-Minute Cancellations <ul><li>Tass-Hout, InSTEDD: Biosurveillance 2.0 CANCELLED </li></ul><ul><li>Roy Shubhabrata, Microsoft CANCELLED (closing panel will still take place) </li></ul>
    23. 24. Credits <ul><li>Organizer & Chair: Gunther Eysenbach (Centre for Global eHealth Innovation) </li></ul><ul><li>Admin Support: Galina Kovacik (Centre for Global eHealth Innovation) </li></ul><ul><li>Planning / Advisory Committee Peter Murray, Bertalan Meskó, Margaret Hansen, Miguel Cabrer, Peter Elkin, Chris Paton </li></ul><ul><li>Sponsors Centre for Global eHealth Innovation, CHIRAD, IMIA Platinum Sponsor: Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) Bronze Sponsors: Medting (formerly MDPIXX), Canadian Medical Association Media Sponsors : Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR), BMC Cases Journal </li></ul>
    24. 25. Thank you! Dr G. Eysenbach, Email: geysenba at or, My peer-reviewed Journal : My Blog : My Conferences : My Slides :
    25. 26. Director CMA Online Content, Canadian Medical Association (CMA) &quot;Asklepios: The CMA's new social networking site for Canadian physicians&quot; Pat Rich Pat Rich