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