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Covers interesting evolving trends and practices in the medicine sector.

Covers interesting evolving trends and practices in the medicine sector.
By Dean Giustini.
A presentation at the 2007 Emerging Trends in Scholarly Publishing seminar.

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  • Thank you for that introduction. It’s a great pleasure to be here in the capitol, and I look forward to hearing the papers presented today. My talk is entitled “How Web 2.0 is changing medicine” which is an update of an article I published in the Christmas issue of the British Medical Journal.

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  • How web 2.0 is changing medicine* Dean Giustini UBC Biomedical Branch Librarian Vancouver General Hospital April 12 th , 2007 *A presentation at the 2007 Emerging Trends in Scholarly Publishing seminar, National Press Club, Washington, D.C.
  • Outline
    • Discuss types of social software use in medicine
    • How do doctors communicate?
    • Evidence-based medicine
    • Trends to watch
    • Open access (OA)
    • Medical publishing 2.0
    Web 2.0 & medicine, Giustini – April 2007
  • Talking medicine
    • How do physicians communicate?
    • Formally
      • Journal articles, print and e-books, conferences
    • Informally
      • Conversation, ‘on the wards’, online, with residents
    • Community of practice (Lave & Wenger)
    Web 2.0 & medicine, Giustini – April 2007
  • Doctors are social
    • Web 2.0 creates conversations
    • Tools, ‘ social-software’
        • Blogs, wikis, podcasts, video, RSS feeds
    • Socialization
        • Conversation, ‘on the wards’, online, rounds with residents
    • Knowledge begins with conversations*
    • * Kenneth Megill. Thinking for a living: the Coming Age of Knowledge Work . 2004
    Web 2.0 & medicine, Giustini – April 2007
  • Key tools in the knowledge economy
    • Blogs, wikis…
        • Is a medical wikipedia the next step?
    • Podcasts & vodcasts
        • Do physicians listen and/ or watch?
        • RSS feeds “push” content
    • Other
        • tagging, photo & slide sharing
    Web 2.0 & medicine, Giustini – April 2007
  • Blog discourse in medicine
    • Blogs stimulate discussion, self-directed learning & reflective practice
    • Useful educational tools
        • Clinical Cases & Images, Ves Dimov, M.D.
        • Kidney Notes blog, Joshua Schwimmer, M.D.
        • Over!My!Med!Body!,
          • Graham Walker, Stanford medical student
    • Medical librarian search blogs
        • To help find medical information, rapidly
    Web 2.0 & medicine, Giustini – April 2007
  • Clinical Cases & Images blog Web 2.0 & medicine, Giustini – April 2007
  • Good medical wikis
    • AskDrWiki.com
    • FluWikie.com
    • Ganfyd.org
    • Just The Facts
    • PubDrug
    • Wikisurgery.com
    Web 2.0 & medicine, Giustini – April 2007
  • Ganfyd wiki
    • AskDrWiki
    Web 2.0 & medicine, Giustini – April 2007
  • Doctor-moderated -
    • AskDrWiki
    Web 2.0 & medicine, Giustini – April 2007
  • Content development @ AskDrWiki
    • Credentials needed to become an editor or contributor
      • Transparent editorial policy with contributors and credentials listed (Name, degree, location)
      • RSS feeds to notify editors of content changes/ additions.
    • New clinical domains:
        • General Surgery, ENT, Vascular Surgery, Hospital Administration, Bio Informatics, Dermatology, Emergency Medicine, Orthopaedics and Basic Science Editors.
    • ‘ Lock down’ of some content pertaining to medical/ drug dosing.
      • Additions can be made, but not until approved by editors.
    Web 2.0 & medicine, Giustini – April 2007
  • Post-textual web
    • Podcasts, vodcasts
    • New England Journal of Medicine
    • MEDLINE/PubMed indexing
    • Trend is toward integration; ‘mash ups’
    Web 2.0 & medicine, Giustini – April 2007
  • Post-textual web
    • Podcasts, vodcasts
    • New England Journal of Medicine
    • MEDLINE/PubMed indexing
    • Trend is toward integration; ‘mash ups’
    Web 2.0 & medicine, Giustini – April 2007
  • Post-textual web
    • Podcasts, vodcasts
    • New England Journal of Medicine
    • MEDLINE/PubMed indexing
    • Trend is toward integration; ‘mash ups’
    Web 2.0 & medicine, Giustini – April 2007
  • Virtual, social reality
    • Immersive, gaming environments
    • Tools for facilitated conversation?
    • MMORPGs
      • Role-playing games, Second Life
    • Simulated medical services
    • Medical librarians 2.0 ‘avatars’
    Web 2.0 & medicine, Giustini – April 2007 Second Life – secondlife.com ‘ Goodwillstacey’ medical librarian in Second Life
  • In summary: Web 2.0 & medicine, Giustini – April 2007 Open access, data liberation Proprietary, closed access Integrated, virtual, mashed Disparate pieces Social tagging ie. Connotea, del.icio.us Medical directories, bookmarks, favorite sites Blog posts, RSS readers E-mail alerts, listservs Syndication, RSS “push” Information comes to you Sticky sites “ Pull” information “ The open web as platform” Standalone, firewalls Participative, non-hierarchical “wisdom of crowds” Static websites; hierarchies Social search ie. Google health Yahoo, Google, MSN Web 2.0 Web 1.0
  • A new medical journal Web 2.0 & medicine, Giustini – April 2007
    • Open Medicine
    • www.openmedicine.ca
    • * a new peer-reviewed, independent, open-access journal
    • launch is imminent (next few weeks)
    • physician-created, many former CMAJ editors
    • editorial independence, scientific integrity as core values
    • Open Medicine blog
  • In conclusion Web 2.0 & medicine, Giustini – April 2007
    • Physicians should learn about the vast ecosystem of the web
    • Web 2.0 is not a fad, but is changing the way patients and physicians interact
    • Wikis and blogs help doctors to communicate, collaborate and participate more
    • Software tools help physicians to form digital communities of practice
    • In the future, physicians will publish in the absence of associations or affiliations.