Thursday, December 27, 2007

H2-02 : Scheduling Software for Medical Residents

H2-O2 is a medical residency scheduling tool.
The application gives end to end solution for those who are in charge of making the shifts calendar in every ward.
Shifts and calls for schedules can be created with one click using the Typical Week feature. Holidays and other circumstances can be adjusted around the regular shift and call times. Additionally, H2-O2 keeps track of requests for days off, visiting residents, minimum time required between shifts or calls, number of weekend calls or shifts, number of day shifts and nightshifts, and desired number of calls for each resident.
Automatic highlighting shows candidates who qualify for shifts—there’s also an instant pro and cons bubble which shows up before you add a resident to a particular shift. Mistakes are highlighted in red, while free personnel are indicated in green.
Should you make any mistakes entering dates or other data the program highlights the problem as soon as it is detected. That way you can correct it with no wasted time.
Its a sort of medical /health calendar 2.0

Looks it has the potential to bring some value to Sisyphean and even frustrating task.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

imedix is one of the finalist in the "crunchies"

IMEDIX - the health 2.o company is one of the top 100 finalists in the "crunchies" .
The Crunchies is a collaboration project between Techcrunch, Read/Write web, Venturebeat and Gigaom aiming to crown the winning startups in no less than 20 categories.
IMEDIX is candidate in the "Best new start-up of 2007" sector.

We all should seek for their success and try helping them by voting.

Two steps barrier for reaching the crowd attention on the medical 2.0 sector

I want to share with you the attached review. Its about NPD survey which tried to understand and asses the popularity of classic health 2.0 sites . Google spreadsheet, for example.

The answer is defenitive. Most of the people have never heard about them. Ninety-four percent of U.S. consumers have never heard of Web-based productivity suite alternatives. A mere 0.5 percent have substituted Web-based productivity suites for desktop software such as Microsoft Office.

What we can learn from that concerning the health 2.0 sector? :

Its going to be long journey. We have to face with "two steps barrier" :

1. The attention barrier of the general public
2.The attention barrier of the professionals ( especially physicians and researchers).

Why is it "two steps"?

The answer is found in the history of technology/web.
Physicians by definition are "late adaptors".

Business developement strategy:

1. The sectors of the consumers are maybe more attractive for the short time.
2. To act and manage your medical 2.0 platforms ( for professionals) with deep breath (and maybe pocket) and ability for making strategic decisions whuch serves you for the long term.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Videos on- line in the service of medicine


Watch the attached article which described the arising trend of using the power of the video on-line for the service of practitioners

Physicians use video sharing sites like Youtube for sharing and spreading videos about their service as physicians ( mostly medical procedures).
Others are produce more complex and expensive videos for their own sites.
Mostly its for marketing and P.R but Im sure that the general public as well professionals will earn some high quality professional content . This will happen when the big hospitels will share some of their activities via on-line videos (surgeries, procedures, treatments etc.)

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Special video program about Microsoft's Healthvault

This weekend belonges to the giants ( only in my blog).
I want to share with you a special video program about Healthvault - Microsoft plan and vision regarding the health sector on the net (their plan and vision on the health 2.0 sector).
The program was recorded by Bill Crounse, MD - Microsoft's worldwide health director . The link is from his blog.There you can watch and here this program via various formats.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Google's Knol - In the eyes of the Health 2.0 sector

Yesterday Google announced Googles Knol - Their new project who will compete wikipedia.The concept is almost the same with some variants. Authors will edit and write about specific items. The result will be mapping and sharing the overall knowledge that are kept by the crowds.The idea, probably is that in some sectors like Health and Science , key knowledge leaders will be in front of the crowd and manage the knowledge in their specialized sectors.
Its going to be interesting how it will influence the the health and science sectors.
We should understand that gooles motivation is that this Knols pages, at least the populars on every items wull be ranked on the top of Googles search engine.
Googles also announced that there will be possibility to add ads on the Knols pages.Now you can imagine that there will be people and firms on the health sectors who will find great interests on specific Knols pages. The end result can be an enchanted circle.Big firms and other "deep pockets" organizations that put adds on specific Knols pages and contribute by marketing inside and outside the web for the popularity of these pages. Another posibillity is hiring key leaders to write specific items by firms/organizations.Some of this writing can be inflenced and not totally objective.

Anyhow its going to be interesting from the web 2.0 as well Health /medicine 2.0 perpective.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

The other side of the "Health 2.0" trend - obstacle or opportunity

I was talking and wrote lately about the indications for what I called : " The Health 2.0 trend".
Indeed there is much more interest from the mainstream web 2.0 community towards the Health/medicine 2.0 niche.
But still most of our optional consumers ( both professionals and patients) are not aware of these applications on the net.
The best description I read lately about this subject was by Peter Beck in his blog .
Peter described well how most of the physicians are lacking basic knowledge and even interest on the current developement on the net.
Most of them are not using internet platforms for their education and professional knowledge. Others , most of the time, are using only traditionals platforms like searching via google, searching in medline etc.

By coincidence I disscused this situation with my partner and one of the Co-Founders of "Medical 2.0 Directory".
We are feeling the same way but for us its an opportunity not an obsstacle.
Im positively sure that the the number of users will grow more and more.
I believe that its not a matter of years but a matter of monthes.

Look where the general social networking such as Facebook is standing today comparing to last year. Today you can ask your neighbor if he has page on facebook.Maybe you will get a positive or a negative answer but surely he will not stare eyes on you.
Thats what I mean by "Health 2.0 trend". We are far away from this position, yet, but it soon to be come. This will be in two parallel vectors. The adoption of the health 2.0 applications by professionals as the adoption by consumers/patients.
Together they will create a major power in the web 2.0 world.
The early signs I mentioned lately are already here.
We, the early adaptors and the initiators of ventures in the field should feel like pioneers . We have vision and we have to move with it in front of our eyes.

This post can be understood somehow contradictory to the statement I wrote previousley- that we must be more criticized with the new ventures upcoming in our field.
Well, criticism will make our niche more grown up and developed in a faster way . By being more critical with ourselves we will be more suited when the small river will become to a stormy one.

Friday, November 30, 2007

Another indication for the health 2.0 trend

I wrote last week that the rumor is spreading :

Health 2.0 is becoming as a known niche outside the professionals world.

Today im showing you even a strong indication for this:
A post from the well known and respected Tech blog - readwriteweb.

It was about finding your personal medical information- from the patient eyes.
The theme was diabetes but this was only a start point for making a nice review concerning the health/medical 2.0 world.
So, its about time that our niche/sector will have a respected place in the web 2.0 world.

I can mention another indication for the trend. In the blog Somewhat Frank that is covering general technology and web 2.0 issues there was post about Healt 2.0 few days ago.Frank Gruber wrote and reviewed some of the health 2.0 SU and applications that exist.

For us, it can be a nice and positive sign that we are moving forward to an higher step.
The general population, the consumers and our patient are going to discover more and more the health 2.0 sector.
This trend will be the biggest booster for everyone in this field.

Monday, November 19, 2007

The influence of the Health 2.0 trend

I noticed about an interesting post on Gigaom related to the Health/medical 2.0 sector.

First, its another indication for the growing up of this sector. Gigaom is one of the popular and respectable blogs concerning the web world including web 2.0 .

Second, the post concentrated about ventures arising in Germany. Its another indication for the rising popularity concerning Health 2.0.Its not only in the states but it live and kicking all over the world.

Third, its about the ventures that was discussed in the post. They are all on the concept of rating Physicians and medical procedures.

Its interesting because its so easy today arranging algorithm observing and ranking physician but the question is if it will give added value to the patients/consumers.
Because ,how can you rate quality of medical service in ampiric numbers/values?.How can you compare between and calculate academic skills with clinical skills with reputation and years of experience (not mention many others values need to be calculated)?.
Another question is comparing between physicians on the base of prices.
The author mention the existקnce of sites which offer the consumers the ability to compare prices and make pre-shopping before theט choose the right doctor.
This can be dangerous in complicated medical service and also be dangerous because as I wrote above how can you compare only by prices alone?. There are so many quality aspects that need to be calculated.
It can cause to canabilazation of some medical sectors.

What do you think about it?

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Medicine 2.0 Carnival-New edition

I was thinking today that we are almost celebrating half a year for this carnival (Thanks to Bertalan Mesko , the Founder).

So many things are happaning in the world of health 2.0 . Many new ventures, many other S.U. It seems that this sector is becoming to be a mature one. One of the symptoms for that is so many posts all over the blogsphere that are dedicated to the content of medicine and web. By that fact , this blog carnival is becomung more and more important. Its more complicated but more challenging to give the right scope of "what happaned in the last two weeks in Health 2.0 world".Also we must to be more criticized and ask more questions regarding every new venture which appear to us every second morning.

I think that that we are close to a critical mass of Health 2.0 applications that offer service to professionals and or consumers by using a "traditional" components of web 2.0 ( amazing that some of the web 2.0 components already looks to us as traditional , not mention conservative).We are waiting to see and also contribute to the next generation of the health 2.0 ventures ( im sure they are on the way).

I hope you are dont dislike the fact Im using this stage for some opening sentences in the beginning. I want to offer to some of my friends and collegues to start more "friendly criticize" writing and discussion between us. I also think that C.E.O's in our field can contribute more and more to challenging dialoges.

And now to our carnival's content :

Constructive medicine 2.0 wrote a post that showing how big is the "wave" of medicine 2.0 in the web .He mentioned some example for that. Thanks Rahul for writing about my "meical 2.0 directory" while giving examples for your theme.

Dean Giustini from Open Medicine Blog wrote a post which summerize some aspects and direction who belongs to the "health 2.0 applications for the consumers".Its including the new service which gives the patients the ability to book appointments online.

My friend walter jessen from Highlight Health offered us review about the new Elseviers project for sharing knowledge with consumers, patients ands family members in the fields of biomedical and cancer research.

Its an opportunity to say : "happy birthday" to scienceroll.

Bertalan Mesko worked so hard this year and became one of the central players in the health 2.0 scene.

And as i mentioned his work through its blog I think its worth writing about is post about interesting material on other educational opportunities of Second Life.If you are reading his blog , Bertalan is offering us excellent reviews about the medical materials on this virtual world.
Another interesting post is about Facebook applications in science and medicine. Bertalan summerize for us interesting applications in the health 2.0 world on the big hype- Facebook.

David Rothman showed us some examples of the excellent Google's costum search engines for health information.

BBGM shared with us a cover of a new service started last october in Pubmed :
PubMed users will see links to a drug information resource on over two million citations. PubMed’s AbstractPlus display format includes links to “Patient Drug Information” from MedMaster™.

In Sciencebase there is an important and clever review about Yahoo pipes for scientists.What is Yahoo pipes?.Allow me to cited from the post :
"Yahoo Pipes is an interactive feed aggregator and manipulator. Pipes is a free online service that lets you remix popular feed types and create data mashups using a visual editor. You can use Pipes to run your own web projects, or publish and share your own web services without ever having to write a line of code.”

Microsoft's worldwild health director Bill Crounse, MD, wrote in his blog about the future and opportunities regarding mobile phones and medicine.Regarding my words at the beginning here is a new horizon for the health 2.0 sector.

In web 2.0 and medicine I found nice post dealing with the question : "Why is important to learn about web 2.0 and medicine?".


The is written and edited by the Co-Founders of the health 2.0 conference. Im sure its going to take central place in the nearest future.

Good luck.

Its important to mention their last post regarding web video series called The Digital Health Revoution.

Franky Dolan is the founder of medworm . She started lately writing a personal blog about the health 2.0 world. Its worth mention it for two reasons :
Im sure she has many wise things and ideas to write about them.
As an important contribuer by her medworm project/s.


Maybe is the U.I maybe is the subject, or the magnificant design and graphics, I cant really put my finger on ,but it tooks my attention and I decided its worth to write about it to all of you in this carnival. I had a post about it in my blog and I already add it to Medical 2.0 directory but I recommend all of you to watch and see Visiblebody - the new platform for learning Anatomy by and through the web .

I hope you enjoyed reading this edition
Please, share with me your ideas and thoughts

Next edition is going to be in web 2.0 and medicine

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Scirus topic pages - Scientist sharing their knowledge

Its more a science 2.0 platform than medical 2.0 platform but it has the potential to aggregate a strong professional content.
It is in the Beta phase and its still lack enough content but this is the "magic problem" of many others medical/health 2.0 platforms who are strongly depends on the users traffic and involvement.
Scirus topic pages :
Its contain two majors section :
1. Niche search engine ( There is already strong competition in this field)
2.Platform for collaboration and sharing for scientis. Its based on the concept of open access combined with a Wikis like platform.

Disadvantages :
Without focusing ( search engine , community/sharing platform)
Dont add something unique . Its looks like you see it or hear about it before.
Not so crowded yet (for scientists)

Medical 2.0 directory

As most of you already know we published our directory almost month ago.
One of our goals is to add more new and old platforms and web sites that adjust to the "health 2.0" theme.
We are adding these platforms on a weekly basis .
I want to thanks all of you who are giving us information, advice and sharing with us your knowledge.
Special thanks Im sending to Tiziana Mucci for her great help and dedication.
Tiziana is an Italian Electronic engineer,specializing in the biomedical field.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

The twitter guide

Some of you already read in the past my posts concerning micro blogging and health 2.0 .
Today I found an highly productive guide that can gives all of you a good and comprehensive guide about twitter. We should all thanks Caroline Middlebrook which shared with us this guide as part of her blog.

Its contains:
Definition of twitter
Way of using it
Tools (including mobile)
Advices how to "multiply your twitter audience"
And many others things and sections....

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Anatomy E-Learning Tools

Lately I was exposed to two anatomy E-Learning tools.

One of them was introduced already in "Medical 2.0 directory".
It's the Visiblebody.
It will be open to the public in mid November but from what I can observe its going to take central place in the web regarding to Anatomy studies and education.The site will include whole body 3-D model .Its going to be fully interactive and free to use by everyone through the net.

A competitor on the exact field is the already exist web tool for learning anatomy on the web called : AIA 4 (A.D.A.M Interactive Anatomy 4).
Its the fourth version from A.D.A.M company - An interactive web tool for anatomy education and learning.
Contrary to Visiblebody, AIA4 is not free. You can try a demo by filling short register file in their website.
AIA4 offering :
1. 3-D library
2. digital database of detailed anatomical images , including illustrated, fully dissectible male and female bodies.
3.over 570 Clinical Illustrations to apply anatomy learning in a clinical setting.

Its cannot replace the traditional anatomy studies but it can offer great added tools and added value for Med students as others on the field.
It can be a place for so many curious people who desire to learn understand and explore our magnificent human body your on-line storage backup

Although its not an health/medical 2.0 tool and even not a classic web 2.0 tool, is almost an essential one.
By Carbonite you can save some or all of the content that are saved in the hard drive. No more fears from technology disasters .
Yes, I know thats its not a new application. By technology scale its even old one, but on the other hand important one.
For doctors, researchers and other professionals in the medical fields its becoming essential. We are aggregating so many details, information, databases and knowledge (personal one) on the hard drives.
How much of that precious knowledge are we saving? . Probably a minority.
So, this is the answer why this platform is becoming to be part of the health 2.0 revolution. (You should know by now my state of mind regarding this revolution. We are already implemented it in our Medical 2.0 directory by adding general web 2.0 platforms to our lists because they are giving some kind of solution to physician and researchers in they work /professional activities).
BTW : the cost per a year is low and suitable for everyone

Thursday, October 25, 2007

New features in Medical 2.0 directory


The last week was a great one
We introduced our new venture - Medical 2.0 and got a lot of great comments.
Some of you even sent us suggestions for more links to our directory.

We are in developing process all the time.
In the last days we added some new features:

1. Search engine - you can search for a subject or specific link.
2. "New platforms" - every time you can observe the latests platforms that where added to "Medical 2.0" .
3.We already updated the list and added more sites links.
4.We create a new header design and logo to our venture- What is your opinion about it?


Monday, October 22, 2007

Medical search engine- a competitive niche

I wrote in the past about several medical search engines.
This niche is "hot" these days.
Everyone understand the power beyond ultimat medical search engine.
Microsoft purchased Medstory . Google is deep inside the health 2.0 race also ( see my last post as an evidence and example for this).
Curbside.MD is another example and I must say a good one.

1. You can naturally phrase medical and clinical questions in the search bar. Its like asking your tutor or your coleague professional question.

2. There are well defined sections . Including "Quick Consult" section for getting high level review results and "The Best Evidence " to get in- depth results and answers for your questions.

3. There is an algorithm to get the "best hits" results and also results under the topics "clinical trials" and "visual diagnosis".

I will add this platform to ours Medical 2.0 directory.
But he will have strong competition from the others including the "big lions"
Its going to be so interesting in the "medical search engine" this year and in the following year as well.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Googles vision on health/medical 2.0 sector

Attached review by Reuters which published on CNET news.

Its about parts of Googles vision regarding the health on the net.
The speaker is Marrisa Mayer, Google's vice president of Search Products & User Experience.

Indeed, this sector will be under the scope of the giants.
Sure, there will be a place for lot of entrepreneurs in this sector.

Marrisa Mayer's vision .

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Medical 2.0- A new health 2.0 directory for all of you


I want to share with you a new platform called - Medical 2.0. ( I'm one of the founders)

Its a new platform/ service for physicians, researchers, other professionals in the fields of medicine and biological science .
Actually is for the service of every patient and consumers , so its for the benefit of everyone.
What is it about ? :

Its a directory that aggregate applications, platforms and websites that their content are on the fields of medicine and life science and they are based on web 2.0 tools.
We understand that we are in the beginning of a major change in the interaction between medicine and the net ( the web).
The new generation called web 2.0 gives a huge added value to the health sector.
We, by Medical 2.0 . com , will hope to create a gate to the health 2.0 worlds for professionals which already use these platforms but also for new adaptors.

So, we added until now a lot of platforms but its only the beginning.
We are planning to add more in the near future .(actually we will add more and more on a weekly basis).
We also be pleased to share your knowledge and exprience in the field and expose us with yours favourites platforms and application.

What is unique about medical 2.0:

1. establishing well developed aggregation tool in the field of health/medicine 2.0
2.Create a base for a future social networking through the experince of the platforms showed in medical 2.0.
3.Gives a detailed knowledge in the interaction between health, web 2.0 and consumers. It is so important that the doctors will be a broker between this world and the consumers. It will be a part from our duty for ours patients.

Physicians, researchers and other professionals in the field dont have a lot of free time to spent on the web and look after and for new applications.
We are intending to do it for them.

The directory is designed to have subjects that are specified in the medical and/or scientific fields ( example : medical video tools) and general subjects that we think that the platforms that mentiond on the top of them can create an added value for the professionals (examples : on- line office tools ).

Some of you who have a strong knowledge in the field will be familiar with some of the platforms. You must remember that the site is not just for the health 2.0 professionals. Our duty is to expose others to them ( although you will enjoy also from a central place makes such an aggregation).

We see this current phase as a beta phase so we will be glad to hear yours advise and comments.

Enjoy , Bookmark, Share with others, Spread the news.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

The new age of the outpatients clinics

I want to inroduce you with a new concept and a new way of handling outpatient clinic.
Its about the clinic of DR. Jay Parkinson
He offers combination of traditional visits in his clinic with other communication possibilities through and by the web.
You can chat with your doctor regarding your physical condition. You can make with him video chats as well. You can maintain your connection with him by email as well.The others communication ways of visiting him can be done only after he knows you personally and i assume understand your current medical status.
So he is saving time and costs to his patients and for him too.
He is making his medical service more reachable to his patients.
I can offer him and can think about other applications that can be used by him as well:

1. I mentioned once the idea of using twitter application for patients with chronic illness.
2.Using an online calendar for the service of his patients.
3.Writing a blog for the service of his patients (writing posts about prevention, immunizations, medications and side efects etc.).
I know that he writes blog now but i mean to an educational blog in the service of his patients.

But we must understand not to forget our patients and not leaving the intimacy meetings far away from us.
Even today most of the interaction between us, the physicians, and our patients is happening with a middle broker - the computer. We must keep and save the central part of the "four eyes" meetings and discussions in the world of clinic medicine.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

web 2.0 presentation on "Google Presentations"

I like the application of google which is part of google docs - "Google Presentations".

I tried it several times. It seems that combine all the features with IM tool is giving it great benefit.
I spoked yesterday with another person who watched the same presentation as me at the same time.
Not suprisingly, we found a lot of common and shared a lot of knowledge.The starting point for ours discussion was the subjects regarding the presentation- web 2.0.
For doctors it can give added value to find other professionals in their field and talk with them live. So simple but so friendly and useable.
As i mentioned, the subject was web 2.0. Here is the link for the presentation ( you need to have Googles account).
One interesting idea behind the presentation is "collaboration concept".
You can write to the author and suggest new ideas for the content. You can become collaborator of this presentation.
Its sounds like the concept of the Wikis but from the "presentations side".
So the concept is truely nice and interesting and the content itself is the same.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

I covered in the past some video tools for scientist and physicians.
Just for example : Scivee and Jove.
You know already my thoughts regarding the power and the future impacts of the media and the video abilities on the "health/medicine 2.0" world.

Here, I'm presenting another service called Labaction.
Its another video sharing tool. A niche tool for scientists and researcher.
In Labaction you can upload your own casts and see and view others webcasts. There is an option for making your own playlist and essential others web 2.0 tools such tags and etc.
Still they have problems :
1. The streaming is still suffering
2. The content for my opinion is not only top -notch scientific material.
3. Lack of content ( this is a matter of time....?)

My advice to them is to concentrate only in a top- notch content.
Researchers, physicians and scientists will not spent their precious free time in the evenings or even at work but only in a pure professional tools.

In The last pharse I mentioned one of the issues every health 2.0 web company must handle with : "keep on with pure and high professionality"

Monday, September 24, 2007

Phreesia- New "checking in" tool for patients

Its not only for the patients. It can give some added values to the doctors- patients communication.
We are talking about Phreesia.
So what is Phreesia?
Its a company that developes wireless webpads for the service of our patients while they are waiting in the clinic.
Its actually creation of a new format for the patients check- in.
The "phreesiapad" is a touch screen.
The patients are writing very easilly their anamnestic detailes (the new ones). They can also get previous information regarding their medical history and status.
Concerning the "new" problem , they can get new medical information, but before that they, as the doctors later, can earn from advanced questions regarding the new problem they described about.

This month the company Secured $10.25M Series B Funding.
There are some questions regarding their business and financial model .
For now it is based on sponsorships.
Dont you think it can raise up some ethical questions?
Are the waiting rooms in ours outpatient clinics will become a place for agressive promotion by pharma companies? (or maybe other commercial sectors as well)?

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Social networks for patients

You know already my view regarding the importance and the central part of web 2.0 tools for the patients/consumers.

Transferring the knowledge in the field of health/medicine 2.0 to our patients is one of our missions.
Social networks for patient are part of these tools.

Here is a short review concerning these networks with several examples.

Note: It's not a full list, just good examples for this subject

Monday, September 17, 2007

Health2info- Social health news platform

It is similiar to Digg and other web 2.0 platforms, but is dedicted to the medical sector:

Health2info : gives you the medical news. The ones you see in the front page are the most popular ones ( using voting platform).
Note : The news can be in several languages.

Medicine 2.0 blog carnival

Thanks to constructive medicine blog for mentioning my post about "Diffusion of the medical 2.0 concept" in the last edition of medicine 2.0 blog carnival published by them.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

GrandCentral - Control your phone world

Every one of us is facing with this situation ( or almost everyone):

We have several phone numbers (not including one or more email accounts and IM tools) .Some of them are currently working, some of them are old ones. We change work places, we change mobile phones and with them mobile phone numbers.

In the world of bussy sectors like the health sector I met so many people who have different phone numbers for different situations.
How many doctors do you know who have phone number especially for their outpatient clinic and different mobile phone number for their patients or mates/ residents at the hospital ( not mention, different number to their private life?).
How many of them want that different sectors will call at different hours via seperate roots? ( For example : someone who prefers all his hospital patients will call him only direct to his outpatient clinics phone while he is working there).

GrandCentral develops solution for these kind of situations.

The company was founded in 2006.The basic idea behind them is creating one phone number for everyone for life. This will be your public number.
By that single phone number you can control all your incoming and outcoming communications ( not mention that you dont have to update your numbers everytime you change home phone number or mobile number).
They are using VOIP technology to converage all your phone numbers to one point of contact.
You can choose that different phones will ring for different sectors or persons in different times. You can change it whenever you want. Its so easy to do it - just log in to yuor private account by the web.
You can control and manage your voice male either.
Now go back to the examples I wrote above and see how you can manage and control the different dimensions of your professional world and also keep some privacy for your own life and your family life.
Grand Central is a web service. Lately they where acquired by Google.
Yes, The phone market is taking his place in the web 2.0 world.
For me is also a very usefull medicine/health 2.0 tool because of its usability and necessity for the bussy professionals in the health sector and because phone communication is a key tool in our working enviroment. ( I still remember my nights phone calls to the words seniors as a junior ).
Still, you have to remember that this service is still in the beta phase.

Sunday, September 9, 2007

The world of health IT conference and exhibition

As medicine 2.0 is part of the general sector of health and IT/technology , i think that some of you will be interested in the conference that will take place in Vienna, Austria this end of october (22-25).

Here is the link for the conference web page :

WHIT- World Health IT

And here is the brochure for the conference :

Friday, September 7, 2007

Spruz- creating your personal web page

We discussed already the subject of " being here on the net" .
Tooday more than ever you have to manage your web identity .
Basically you have to be there. You have to create and developed your existency.
One of the tools is to create your own web page . Building your own web station.
Nowdays it's becoming more and more simple. Without any technoloy knowledge you can create well developed and costumized web page.
One platform that gives you the opportunity for that is Spruz.
You select the web design (theme) and can add many applications such as :
Content management tools
Search engine and etc.

By Spruz you can build so easilly personal web page so:

1. Create your personal web page
2. Create your personal professional web page as a physician as a researcher
3. Create your outpatient clinic web page
4.Create the private web page for your ward

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Difussion of the " medicine 2.0 concept"


Everything is probably coming in pairs

Here, I'm going to mention CDC again.This time is to introduce you with one of their latests posts :
Virtual Community Health Promotion by Richard Crespo, PhD
It's about the power of web communities in the service of health and medical issues.
The writer mentioned wikis, social networking and blogs.He also gives some examples and ideas how to use this concept.
For me it's another example and empiric data that the concepts of the medical 2.0 are becoming more and more popular and obvious to physicians, researchers and key leaders in the health sector.

Look and see the influance of this review by the eyes of another blogger in our sector:
"Web 2.0 - Do people in health get it?"
It's also a chance to introduce you with another blogger and blog ( good ones).


Monday, August 27, 2007

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention bought his own island in Second Life


I'm dedicating this post to my collegue Bertalan Mesko from scienceroll ( who writes a lot about Second life):

CDC (The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) bought an island in Second Life world this month. They paid for it 2,000$.
This purchase is part of "being there" and established the CDC existancy in the virtual world.
The strategy is to reach a new audiance in the web world by running such an island.
The island will be the center of the CDC in Second Life world.
A lot of people think that living your life through avators in the virtual world will be more and more popular and common . Maybe it will become the way people will navigate in the web in the near future.
The CDC intending to open the island for public this fall.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Scivee - The video site for scientists

It looks like being a week of video tools in this blog.
Scivee comparing to the site I covered in my last post, is a new guy in the medicine 2.0 nieghbourhood.
Its goal is becoming the "YouTube for scientists". Under this statment we can see that the site wish to be the place for researchers to upload their scientific papers and to follow them with a video presentations.
It was found by The National Science Foundation, the Public Library of Science, and the San Diego Supercomputing Center .
I think the site can cotribute to faster and easilly acssess to science news in the community.Using a video presentations can help to the "viral spreading" of the news and the papers.
Note : There is option to create also podcasts.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Dabble- Ours video aggregation tool

You already know I like to share with you tools and platforms from the web 2.0 world which have give added value to the physician's and researchers world . (No, I don't forget the other sectors ...).
Tooday I want to introduce you with Dubble.
Its a video aggregation tool - simple as that.
Theese days are the days of the web video platforms. In the past I wrote about the central place of the video platforms in the web 2.0 and the health 2.0 world.
There are now more and more video platforms on the web. The idea of dabble is to be one stop shop for you- the end users.
You can watch the videos from many other platforms , save them in your own playlist and share them with others. Simple as that.Everything in one place.
Among the videos platforms that Dubble is covering you can find : Google video, Revver, Dailymotion , Youtube etc.
They are suppose to cover more than 600 web video platfrms.
Yes, most of the videos even in our sectors ( health, medicine...) are not for professionals, but still, with good looking and search we will find all the professional material there ( and believe me, there is such professional videos in these sites.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Weaver - Google's new health information storage program

Want to share with you the latest news from Google:
They are launching first screenshots from their project for " health information storage"- "weaver"
It can makes a dramatic change in the market of this sector.
So many institutes including hospitals, outpatient clinics, insurance companies etc, have modern information storage platforms for our patients and for all of us , but lack the possibility to form connections between them.
Google spreading their vision. Probably they intend to be the unofficial international platform for the health information storage .
Here's more detailes from google blogoscoped.
Google is becoming major player in ours health/medical 2.0 world.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

one of the best websites 2007 -Time

I found imtooyoungforthis as one of the 50 best websites selected by the Times.
This a place for young adults , under 40 years old , affected by cancer.
The website is more like a portal dedicate for all the needs for those youngers :
1.Social networks
2. Linkks for financial supporting.
3. Information about support organizations, scholarships, fertility education and more others subjects.
Us, as physicians, should be aware of such recommended place on the web for young people who have to struggle for their lives and give them ours web knowledge regarding this web site.
Remember :
One of the major roles in the medicine 2.0 world is to offer better quality of life to our patients.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Ours web professional identity

Tooday I observed about two items which related to the issue of "web identity"
For long time I'm intersted in this psychological and social phenomenon.
Yes, it's not new , but its becoming more and more powerfull.
For us as physicians, its even more important because we are observed more and more by our patients through the web.
So , here's
a link for a nice and clever article on this subject which also deals with a new concept of "web reputation manager". (Someone who will keep and manage ours web identity).
Think about the negative influence in our sector:
Is it will be more important to make all your efforts for being more professional or to make and establish your own web identity?).
Think about the positive influence:
The "viral marketing" phenomenon by the web can help break through traditional barriers : everyone has the potential to add his own professional ideas/opinions and participate in central and influence discussions in his speciality even if he is still a young junior or even a med student. Whats count his your quality of idea, not yours tradition place in the "guilde"

Another example of the buzz around this subject is the releasing of a new platform , called
It's all about "people search engine".
It's only in his early phase so dont expect he will fullfill all your wishes concerning such a web platform, but still it is one of the firsts in a promising new land on the web "exploring about people".
As we are looking for colleagues through the web and others (including our patients) are searching about us it is related to the health/ medicine 2.0 world.

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Cafescribe - Textbook 2.0

Cafescribe is a new platform in the web 2.0 world.
Their self description is : textbook 2.0 platform.
They offer the platform for students but for knowing the frequent use of physicians and researchers in e-textbook and e-publications, I'm sure that it belongs also to the medicine 2.0 world.
So what they are offering us?
1.The ability to make your own e-textbook "playlist" (readinglist).
2.Sharing others (your friends and the public) with your reading list.
3.Possibility to load and save your preffered reading items in pdf format.
4. Making notes and highlighting inside the text and let others see your comments.
5.Organize your contents by tags
6.Getting inside notes from your friends.
7.Creating simultaneous search via your shelfbook ( in the platform) , desktop and google.
Sounds like clever and useable application.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Ning- medical 2.0

Social networking is one of the essential and basic components of what we called the web 2.0 world.
The "social community" became one of the major trend on the web in 2006 and 2007. Just look and see how much is written about facebook lately.
Even in our world, the health 2.0 world, this buzz resulted in few social networking for doctors, physicians, researchers and even nurses.
The most ambitious one ( until this current moment ) is sermo.
Im not going to make a post about sermo or the other medical social networking.
I want to write for you about the "ning phenomenon".
First, what is ning?
Ning is an "open platform for creating social networking".
Everyone can build his own social networking without any tech or web knowledge.
By "step to step" method you can create it .
The basic package gives you the opportunity to built with no cost and even ad -supported network with all the features that you are familiar with . (blogs, pictures, video, groups etc.)
Currently they are 76,000 networks by this platform.
If you are looking for health social networking you will find dozens of them.
Some of them are not handling real traffic but others do .
This is the right place discussing the potential of ning for the medical 2.0 wprld :
1. You can share a network with your class mates (as a med student). For a medical students its a great opportunity to share some relevant material during their studies and during the exams periods. While everyone are seperated to small groups during the clarckships , it can be a way to keep connections with others that are not belonging to yours study group.
2. Create a small community for all of your colleagues in the out patient clinic or even your colleagues at the hospital.
3. You can create the "ward community" . Everyone can share some exprience from their work . Mostly, we dont have time for that in the busy real world. The seniors can give additive consultation regarding patients while everyone can see it and makes comments when they find the right time for it . Its like a " continuity of consultation". Seniors can write blogs in their subspecialities and share others with their clinical and academic knowledge and wisdom.

There much more opportunities that we can find and create by using Ning in our world . By that we will make it much more health 2.0 world.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Twitter by mail

You know already my way of thinking regarding "microblogging" concept at general and twitter particular.
I found this new application : Twittermail .
Simple as that:
You are getting email address while all your post and even your replies are flowing through the mail.
Highly important to bussy people who dont have the time but as everyone using anyhow their mail. (Doctors are such a busy people, dont they?)

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Medical procedures on video

From webmedtechnology web site :

Library of medical procedures.
Lumbar puncture, chest tube,picc line and even several laparoscopic procedures.
Another contribution to the medical video emerging world.

Doctors and web 2.0

I want to share with you the attached post i read earlier:

"Doctors and web 2.0".

It's another assurance for our world - medicine 2.0- expansion.
The post has attachment to the "white paper research".

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Third round - medicine 2.0 blog carnival


This is the third round of the medicine 2.0 blog carnival.
I think Bertalan Mesko worth some appreciation for his dedication and motivation that led to the establishment of this blog carnival.

Posts about medical search :

Bioinformatics zen posted some alternatives for the pubmed gold standart.It was concluding natureprecedings and connotea I mentioned also in the past.
Open Medicine blog posted few days later the top five meta search tools in medicine.

Video in the service of medicine 2.0 :
It seems that some of us look carefully about the potential benefits of the emerging video tools at the medical sector.

I posted about Jove, here in medical 2.0 posted twice about the video scene. The first post mentioned tools like : Jove, DNAtube and Bioscreencast.
The second post was about ScienceHack - a new video search tool for science.

If we are talking about search engine , there was an important post by Bertalan Mesko in Scienceroll. It was about Next Bio- another important search engine for life science data.

Another important post from scienceroll was the evaluation of the complexity of hospital management today an in the near future.In this post we earned also some usefull links to important blogs edited by some hospital CEO'S.

Some others interesting posts :
1. Jane Sarasohn-Kahn posted at an important review about the lack of adopting web 2.0 tools by the pharma companies and how these tools influence the industry- consumers connection.
2. I recommend watching the page of UBC- Heath library wiki. It's about medical applications for the I-phone. Probably it will be in the central at the near future.
3. K.S Descartin wrote an interesting post in her blog, called Paraskavedekatriaphobia.It's phobias and virtual reality applications as therapeutics tools. Indeed , we can add it to the "med 2.0" sector.

all about nature :
There was a buzz currently regarding the new open medicine and science method application by nature - Nuture precidings.This is an example of one post among few others.
Also I recommend about the interview with Timo Hannay - the head of web publishing , Nature publishing group. In that interview Timo Hannay asked and answer about Nature strategy and project with and inside the web 2.0 and social software world.

The last one is about my favourite : Twitter.
Here a link for short post which demonstrate a new twitter application- Twitter for health foundations and charities.

So, this is the third round of our carnival. I wish you enjoyed reading it. Ihope it will take more central place in larger audiance at the future.
Medicine 2.0 is one of the powers of the future medicine because medicine its all about people and for people which make sense that the web 2.0 tools will give such a huge benefit to that field.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Thestatus- the personal web page for hospitalized patients


I saw this application and thought it's worth mention it for you.
Thestatus - gives you the option to create a personal web page while you are hospitalized. It can be manage by one of family member.
Some features included :
1. personal detailes
2. professional detailes regarding your illness
3. messages - from guests, your family or from yourself to your guests.
4. updates concerning your medical status.
Here, a
sample page.
Conclusion :
Worth trying it.
lack of advanced user interface.
It will be wise to add instant messaging tools and makes connection to twitter application.

Saturday, July 7, 2007

Delay of the medicine 2.0 blog carnival

Due to personal reasons I will delay the hosting of blog carnival- medicine 2.0.
The third edition will be next sunday : 15/07.
Thank's for your understanding.
Please, continue to send your post.

Saturday, June 30, 2007

Open access (OA) - one stop shop directory

Few hours ago i write about Nature precedings.
Imentioned there the Open Access publishing method.
This post I want to give you, for your benefits, the directory for all the Open Access journals. It contains more than our sector (medical , biological and life science) but including as well ours categories as well.
There is, also, a search engine not just for journals but for finding specific articles.

Friday, June 29, 2007

Nature precedings- complementary scientific publishing tool

This post is about the new web tool from nature group- Nature precedings.

I'm interested with the concept of the complementary ways for publishing scientific researches and works. This "world" contains the "open medicine" concept and also the new concept of Nature precedings.
In the old good world it takes time and money for having the ability to share your scientific work with your professional community.
Beside publishing in the traditional journals there is the informal ways like : posters and conference presentations and "preprints".Those informal ways lacks the ability to be cited by others.
Nature precedings solve this problem and gives the informal ways yhe opportunity to get closer to the traditional concept . It gives an option to publish your poster, presentation or preprint and get professional awareness and credit very quickley.
To publish you must have the appropriate academic credit and also there are pre barriers before publishing (for example: clinical trials with specific results or other research's which get specific therapeutic claims will not be published).
The publishing gives the ability to cite your work (so important fact in our academic sector).
I like so much this web tool because it is a good medicine 2.0 tool.
I like it simplicity. It has the good features like : rating system (votes), tags, rss, and others.
It has also simple and clean web design.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Hosting the third round of medicine 2.0


Just for your notice :
I will be hosting the third round of medicine 2.0 blog carnival
This carnival was established by Bertalan Mesko from scienceroll.
If you have or will have interesting and usefull posts, please let me know.
My mail adress is :

Podcasts for the patient's service

So much was discussed about the role of the podcasts in the medicine 2.0 world.
Everyone know's about it and some of us already use it consistently.
This post is about using this format (one of the central applications of web 2.0 ) for our patient's service.
Watch and read this link : Clarian "health pod".
It's about the concept of using the podcasts for providing ongoing patient care and support for bariatric surgery patients.
On the article they describe how patient and their families can use it presurgery.For example : videocast of surgeons answering frequently asked questions.Another applications is giving all the theoretical and practical knowledge concerning the surgery.
Just to be specific : the article describe it as a "pilot program"
I see it as a positive movement towards advanced communication between the patients and the doctors.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

On- line video in the service of medical 2.0

( this item is about important subject while i will mentioned several examples including JOVE)

On line video applications and tools are one of my favourites.
The ability of the technology with the net capacity create huge buzz concerning everything that holds the terms: video and web (video webcasting).
In a few years, maybe, our traditional t.v broadcasting will be just a romantic remembernace.
Video on the web emerge, side by side, with the concepts of web 2.0 so we see the bi-directional influence .
Youtube is the gold standart example.
Today, google's company is still improving and continue to build the well known web 2.0 platform which established and count on the popularity of end users video's.
At the beginning (amazing.....only two years ago), it was the place for funny and unusual self made video clips.
Nowdays its the place to see and search everything you can just dream about.
You tube is the place also for short videos from the medical/health world (why not to embedd videos containing reviews and news items, for example, from our health sector too).
Youtube is just the traditional example.
On our medical 2.0 sectors there are more and more sites that use the technical abilities of webcasting and video streaming.
The one that I want to mention, is more for the researchers among us.
JOVE (journal of visualized experiments).
It's a unique websites which built collections of videos on the subject of basic biologic research.
It is a real professional tool by trying to share with the "community" many visualized experiments.
There are several subcategories including : neuroscience, cellular biology and microbiology.
The aim is to solve the "bottleneck" (by their words) of reproducibility and transparency.
Quick learning and studying new labs procedures and techniques can help each other and at last improve the basic research for the all community.

If we are discussing "webcasting" , we can give other examples of platforms and websites on the health/medical 2.0 sector (just to be accurate, not all of those are medical 2.0 but still they are belong to the online video / medical sector) :

Videojug - There is a section of health and medicine.It is more a "knowledge flow" from experts to consumers.
2. Intrinsic professional educational tools like :
physical examination (one of several), clinical procedures (this one is offered by NEJM but there are few others free of charge).
Indeed, a magnificant world.
These are only a taste from an emerging world.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Conference on blogs and social media in healthcare

After the science roll's post about Healthcare 100 : the top medical blogs
I want to inform you about the 3rd conference on blogs and social media in healthcare that will take place this fall in Chicago ( september 17/18).
You will have all the detailes from the link (It's from the Trusted.MD).
You can also find there the list of the sessions and the speakers.

Third conference on this subject is just another proof for becoming a well established sector in the overall blogosphere.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Twitter - applications for the health 2.0 world

I'm following carefully after the twitter application.
It's maybe the central tool for the concept of microblogging.
People are using twitter to send messages by s.m.s, IM tools or the twitter website.
The basic theory beyond this is to updates your status for the all world or specific people that you choose (friends, family etc.)

Think now about the possibilities of this application in our health 2.0 world.

some of the parameters describing the medical sectors are :
1. lot of social connections in the real world (we have patients, dont we?)
2. lack of time
3. managing our life in several circles through the day (family, patients, hospitals, others proffesional connections).
4. consistent flow of datas and knoledge through the day.

calculating this parameters and adding more, leads us to think that microblogging at all and Twitter in particular can bring added value to our sector and be a valuable web/medical 2.0 tools.


1. Creating Twitter webpage for every doctor in your hospital.
think how connections through the day can be quicker and elegant. Even small updates can have a great flow by twitter. Nurses can find you everywhere and anytime if you want to .
2. Conference : for the service of attendees and for the organizers for better control and managing the events, lectures and sessions. Also creating following remarks by attendees after session or lecture.
3. Creating small social networking with "special" complicated patients who needs close and carefull follow-up. Manage consistent "micro talks" about their conditions and their medical labs results .
4. Added tool for support groups with various health conditions (cancer patients groups for example).

these are only few examples to show the power of the microblogging concept.

Monday, June 11, 2007

All about medical podcasts


I want to share with you the followed article "podcasting".
It's summerize and gives all the value chain of the podcasting world. It's contain subjects of how to create podcast , how to find and use podcasts , list of recommended medical podcasts etc.
I found this review through the OM blog (open medicine).

Saturday, June 9, 2007

Google's new calendar

Google, the "master of the web 2.0 tribe" , released the new calendar.
Still in beta version , but seems to be with high usability standarts.
Doctors, which have so many obligations in their life circles (hospital, outpatient clinic, personal life etc.) can find this tool very convenient.
It has the option for searching others who makes their calendar in public.
Everyone can choose such kind of option for his calendars or one specific calendar of his total calendars groups.
You can use it even as an additive tool for built community ( example : research community).
Indeed web 2.0 tool that has great usability to the medical sector.

google vs. pubmed

See "google vs. pubmed"
Found this article through post of new and interesting blog about medicine and technology called Ronald Healy MD .
It's short post that was published in the open medicine blog - OM blog.
Deals about and compare between search abilities with google and pubmed.
Seems to be interesting for eneryone in our community.
Concerning the new blog - wish him all the best and happy to welcome new friend to our family.

Friday, June 8, 2007

Medworm- another R.S.S medical engine

I wrote to you last week about medical R.S.S aggregator.
Today, for accomplish the subject I must mention Medworm.
Medworm is an excellent medical R.S.S engine.
It's claim to cover more than 4,000 medical sources. Including journals, blogs, organizations etc.
I don't have to rewrite the benefits of such web 2.0 tool for us.
Some of you already knows about it. For others is my gift for this weekend.

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Ebling- R.S.S feeds for E- journals

One of the important things for us , doctors and researchers ,is to find, read and learn all the unstopped new knowledge in the medical field.
Most of us understand the power of the web world and use it day after day.
Today is a must .
Ebling is just the right tool for us.
Ebling is the place to arrange smart aggregator for your prefered e-journals.
As bieng a central R.S.S for the medical sector , it is a great and powerfull application for all of us.
Save for us time, makes our web search much more easy and advanced.
It's a real medical 2.0 application.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

101 Essential Blogging Resources

The next link is for all of us, the bloggers and those who will join to our family in the near future :
101 Essential Blogging Resources gives important and very usefull links and resources for all the bloggers, including us, in the medical field and in the medical 2.0 sector.
Keep it for yourself, and share it with all the others in our blogsphere.

Connotea -online reference management

The next one can be an interesting tool for doctors, researchers and scientists.
Connotea - the online reference management.
In the home page there is simple and short explanation how to work with this platform.
The basic concept is to save the references, you find important, collaborate with others and tagged them.
Looks as important concept and smart usage of the web 2.o tools.

Friday, May 25, 2007

ER Pocketbooks - debate around medical blog

ER Pocketbooks is another medical blog which runs by physician.
It's main role is to publish current clinical cases from the ER in order to collaborate and educate others : doctors , students, nurses etc.
What's really makes it controversial is the using of real documents from peoples health records : Imaging, E.K.G etc.
The patient identity, is still remains unknown.
This so-called ethical debate forced this blog to the NBC news.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

wetpaint -creating your own wiki

Wiki's are one of the basic and most important tools of the web 2.0 world.
Surely, also the medical 2.0 world.
Here I will give you the place to create your own wiki without having any technical knowledge.
wetpaint is the place for you .
If you want an already exist example from the medical consumers aspects you can see : wikicancer.
I'm sure it can be used by doctors and other professionals in the health/medical sectors including the research field.

Monday, May 21, 2007

health 2.0 conference

Hear hear my friends

Our sector is becoming more and more mature and well respected .
One of the best signs for that is the health 2.0 conference that is going to take place in San Francisco, next september.

Many sessions.All about medical 2.0- user generated healthcare.
I'm looking forward, feeling the endless horizons of this field.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

zoho-the online office suite

This is the time to mention zoho,
Zoho is the online office suite.
It's well known in the web 2.0 world and it's really recommended for you , who work in the medical/health sector.
You will find so many on-line web tools:
1. online word processor -zoho writer
2.zoho mail spreadsheet- zoho sheet
4.zoho notebook
5.zoho creator- create online database application in minutes organizer- zoho planner project management tool- zoho projects webconferecing tool- zoho meeting
9. blogs, wiki's etc, etc.

No means to explain how usefull it to doctors, scientists and reserch groups....
It's a great competition to google and more from that.
Try it and enjoy it.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

web 2.0 glossary

We are talking so much about web 2.0 and sometimes forget that some of us or maybe most of the people need some help in their starting point on the medical 2.0 world.
Here, a short web 2.0 glossary for you.
It's only the beginning.We will focus in each part of the subjects in the near future and will add more new ones.
See it as a first quick lesson.

Asynchronous JavaScript and extensible markup language : ajax is a type of programming that uses a combination of markup and scripting languages to create interactive applications in which only certain pieces of the content on each Web page have to be refreshed, making the Web faster and more responsive.

Blog: Web logs, more commonly known as blogs, are user-generated sites written in a journal format that can incorporate reader comments, graphics and hyperlinks to other sites.

Crowdsourcing: Crowdsourcing, although not strictly a Web 2.0 term, is gaining currency as a way of describing the potential of thousands of individuals to come together through the Web to provide solutions to problems that in the past have only been able to be addressed, if at all, by much smaller groups of professionals.

Folksonomy: Folksonomy is a way of tagging content that is created by the user community itself rather than being imposed from the outside as a set standard. It makes content that is relevant to particular users more easily navigable and searchable over time.

Mashup: A mashup is a way of seamlessly integrating content from various online sources into a single Web site or application.

Podcast: A podcast is an audio file that a user can listen to on a Web site or download for playing later on a computer or a device such as Apple Computer’s iPod, other MP3 players or, increasingly, cell phones.

Really Simple Syndication: RSS is a way of marking content on a Web site so users can receive an alert every time it is updated. New content is collected by and presented in RSS readers, or aggregators, so users don’t have to visit Web sites to retrieve the information.

Rest: Representational State Transfer refers to software architecture principles that capture the best ways for moving resources across networks. In the case of the Web, it means the best way for a user to move from one Web page to another via hyperlinks.

Service-oriented architecture: Service-oriented architecture is the concept behind the way applications can be delivered via the Web as a set of services that exist within the Internet rather than on specific computers or servers. Although not strictly a Web 2.0 term, it is the core platform by which Web 2.0 services are accessed and distributed.

Social networking: This term is borrowed from the social sciences and relates to formal structures that show how relationships develop between individuals in a network. Applied to the Web, it refers to the driving force behind sites such as MySpace and Facebook.

Tags: Tags are one or more keywords assigned to pieces of stored information — such as text articles, pictures or audio files — so Web browsers’ search engines can identify and display them.

Vodcast: A video podcast plays on computers, mobile players and cell phones.

Wiki: A wiki is a site maintained by a community whose members share their expertise and interests by writing or editing content in a collaborative environment.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

medical R.S.S aggregator

Here a short but detailed summary for all of you who wants to take the lesson of : "what is R.S.S"

After you will read it ( or maybe you dont need it..) , I'm really recommend you about this site :
It's worth keeping it close to you and using it consistantly.
The web site contain Tables of Contents and RSS Feeds for the current issues of 1400+ biomedical and health sciences journals.
Makes our professional life much more easier and convinient.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

The End of Medicine: How Silicon Valley (and Naked Mice) Will Reboot Your Doctor

As we see our work here as part of huge integral world- medicine and technology, Imust tell you about this book:
The End of Medicine: How Silicon Valley (and Naked Mice) Will Reboot Your Doctor .By the writer Andy Kessler.
If you interesting about it, as far as i know, is reachable in amazon and probably in many other sites.
heres a book description from amazon:
"You get sick; you go to your doctor. Too bad. Because medicine isn't an industry, it's practically witchcraft. Despite the growth of big pharma, HMOs, and hospital chains, medicine remains the isolated work of individual doctors—and the system is going broke fast.
So why is Andy Kessler—the man who told you outrageous stories of Wall Street analysts gone bad in Wall Street Meat and tales from inside a hedge fund in Running Money—poking around medicine for the next big wave of technology?
It's because he smells change coming. Heart attacks, strokes, and cancer are a huge chunk of medical spending, yet there's surprisingly little effort to detect disease before it's life threatening. How lame is that—especially since the technology exists today to create computer-generated maps of your heart and colon?
Because it's too expensive—for now. But Silicon Valley has turned computing, telecom, finance, music, and media upside down by taking expensive new technologies and making them ridiculously cheap. So why not the $1.8 trillion health care business, where the easiest way to save money is to stop folks from getting sick in the first place?
Join Kessler's bizarre search for the next big breakthrough as he tries to keep from passing out while following cardiologists around, cracks jokes while reading mammograms, and watches twitching mice get injected with radioactive probes. Looking for a breakthrough, Kessler even selflessly pokes, scans, and prods himself.
CT scans of your heart will identify problems before you have a heart attack or stroke; a nanochip will search your blood for cancer cells--five years before they grow uncontrollably and kill you; and baby boomers can breathe a little easier because it's all starting to happen now.
Your doctor can't be certain what's going on inside your body, but technology will. Embedding the knowledge of doctors in silicon will bring a breakout technology to health care, and we will soon see an end of medicine as we know it".

street anatomy- well recommended blog

As i told you before, one of my duties is to give you the chance to find new blogs and be your guide in the blogsphere (this is part of living the medical 2.0 world).
Although others already recommended this blog (including our friend from scienceroll), I find myself writing about it because it's worth it.
We are talking about "street anatomy". is everything and more about medicine and visualization and/or illusstration.
It's written and edited by Vanessa Ruiz . She is graduate of biomedical visualization studies.
After following the blog for period of time, I think it's worth writing about it and giving you the chance to enjoy and learn a lot about these items
Try it.

Friday, May 11, 2007

sputtr - the serch engine directory


Such a simple tool but so needed and nice one.
Sputtr gives you the opportunity to search items from seperate, well-known and popular serch engine and sites.Yes , the deafult is google and also some of is various options like google news or blogs, but what about looking and serch in other places like wikipedia , etc.
You have the option for recommend on other sites that you are using them in your web-searching.
The importance is getting specific and focused results from every site or engine you choose.
This is another web 2.0 tool that can serve us as well in the medical/health sector.

Friday, May 4, 2007

Our patients Myspace- Dailystrength

As one of our duties is to support our patient along their life with their illness, here:
His name explain everything.It hosts communities around particular diseases, and allows people to connect, message and share experiences within 600 online communities.
Is it going to be the health consumers Myspace?. Even if not, its important service.
BTW: it's not the only one is this niche.

Important and interesting blog- medgadget

For all of us....
I recommend on
It's a fantastic blog that gives you the ability to hear and explore so many ultra current edge news, stories, reserches from different aspects of medicine, science and health.

Note: Sometimes i prefer to write short posts that open for you new and endless horizons on the web/web 2.0 world.
Most of them I use consistently for myself.Its your choice using it. Its my obligation to find and explore the web 2.0 medical world for you

Sunday, April 29, 2007

diets, health, healty life

After you read my last post, here a link for an excellent summary of diet, wieght loss, healty life and web 2.0

weight loss web 2.0 tool

Another example of web 2.0 tool that can help your patients.
If one of your patient is looking for your professional treatment and advice , you can combine it and add to the treatment a web 2.0 platform like's not the only one in is niche but is quite nice , friendly and worth trying.
It's a weight loss community with others applications like bodey measurements tracker and weight loss tracker also. You can make a continuity food and diet observation .
Try and write comments for us.

wiki for the medical web 2.0 community

Look for
this one is a niche wiki but important one for us, all those who interested a lot in the aspect of web 2.0 for the service and help of the healthcare and/or medical sector.
Iwish it will grow faster.
For those of you who just eager to learn more and more about this field and understand it's importance, it's a great central place for feeling the heart of web 2.0 and medicine.
Try and save it.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Open-Source Medicine

"There are thousands of promising drugs for treating diseases that are simply not getting studied or brought to market because they are derived from natural or common substances that can't be patented. The dirty little secret of the pharma business is that even a miracle cure for cancer won't be invested in if it can't be defended as a proprietary product."
A brilliant idea by Nova Spivack

Healthcare & Web 2.0 - the NIH pitch

"..We have witnessed a rapid increase in the use of Web-based 'collaborationware' in recent years. These Web 2.0 applications, particularly wikis, blogs and podcasts, have been increasingly adopted by many online health-related professional and educational services.."

A good summary by NIH