Health 2.0 or Medicine 2.0 Applications in Health Care
HIMA 5060 Health Informatics Final Project Paper Viktoriya Semenova
This paper aims to explore: The history of emerging Health 2.0 or Medicine 2.0 Benefits Challengesin application of the internet-based toolssuch search, blogs, podcasts, tagging,wikis, and networks in the health care andhealth education
The term Medicine 2.0 was officially defined in 2004 on an international conference on Web 2.0 applications in health and medicine Medicine 2.0/Health 2.0 is an extensive internet- sharing of health and medical information among health professionals, patients, caregivers, and businesses entities, such as pharmaceutical research and developing companies, manufactures, and health insurance organizations
Medicine 2.0/Health 2.0 Medicine 2.0 refers to the Health 2.0 focuses on science of the business of health medicine and - the delivery, thethe practice of quality, the safety treating or and the cost orcuring patients efficiency of the people, a practice or facility
Gunther Eysenbach (2008) further elaboratesdefinition of Medicine 2.0 and Health 2.0 such asMedicine 2.0 is a wider concept and includesapplications that enable health professionals andbiomedical scientists to stay informed of thecurrent knowledge and to improve the quality ofthe scientific output. Consumers/patients,health professionals, and biomedical researchersare the three main user groups of currentMedicine 2.0 applications; they are embodied asa triangle:
Medicine 2.0/Health 2.0 applications on healthcare: facilitate effective information sharing; these technologies are convenient, fast and have low cost. simplify access toup-to-date clinicalinformation, patientrecords, and practiceresource utilizationdata contribute to the delivery of a higher level of customer service for a greater number of patients and better health outcomes
Medical professionals and public are using Webfor: health related information medical education disease management attainment and distribution data for research collaboration and practice of health professionals
Web net gears provide new technology and new services forhealthcare professionals and patients to enable andfacilitate specifically social networking, participation,apomediation, collaboration, and openness within andbetween these user groups
Practitioner location-independence is transforming healthcare delivery because internet removes geographical restrictions, allowing patients and healthcare institutions have access to qualified physicians Medicine 2.0/Health 2.0 increase efficiencies related to administrative tasks, allowing for more interaction with and transfer of information to patients, caregivers, and clinical care coordinators, and monitoring of patient care Telemedicine enhances senior wellness and preventive care by implementing lifesaving and life enhancing services like in-home monitoring
loss of control over health related information, the safety issues of inaccurate information, ownership and privacy issues limitations of Google as a diagnostic tool patients delay seeking medical advice
Emerging Health 2.0 or Medicine 2.0 brings both benefits and challenges in application of the internet-based tools in the health care and health education. Considerable Internet-sharing of health and medical information has empowered health professionals, patients, caregivers, and businesses entities by available information and software gears. Powerful communication tools such as blogs, podcasts, tagging, wikis, and networks brought together health care professionals and patients into an effective partnership reshaping the health system
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