• 2,5% of US Hospitals use Web2.0 (Facebook,
YouTube, Twitter) to connect users and patients
• 163 Hospitals that use Web 2.0 tools:
• 109 have a YouTube channel
• 73 have Facebook page
• 59 Twitter accounts
• 14 Blogs
Patient 1.0: internet
Patient 2.0: interchanges
opinion with other patients
in virtual health platfoms
PatientsLikeMe, started in 2004 and now has more than
25.000 users. Patients talk with other patients with similar
How Folks Use Social Tech: Healthcare
• American Diabetes Association: Message
American Diabetes Association - Message
How Folks Use Social Tech:
• Revolution Health
Healthcare Consumers and
The Power of Collective Wisdom
Medting is a web platform that allows physicians to share
medical images and videos and build clinical cases.
Medting is useful for posting and searching cases,
Knowledge database, managing private cases
(telemedicine ) and linking professionals around
specific health topics.
Medting uses SNOMED and is also integrated
with PubMed. Automatic Translation.
Is Healthcare ready…
… to integrate a Medical Record with a PHR?
… to send a patient case to an international second
… to receive a patient that shares experiences with
hundreds of colleagues in a social network?
… to open management information about the
Challenges / Risks
• Privacy, security, ethics Web control: HON 2.0
Member of HIMSS EMEA Governing Council
Member of IMIA Web 2.0 taskforce workgroup