Welcome to the 17th Edition of Medicine 2.0 Blog Carnival!
And, in the pursuit of this truth…
Education Is Key, First of the Self and Allowing No Borders
We start with Dr. Uri Ginzburg’s “Open Health Education ” – For school teachers and pupils and Health 2.0 in the service of teenager“
Excellent site helping both sides to learn and get access to educational materials.
The site called California Science from MacMillan/McGraw Hill. It contains materials, contents and activities in many aspects of science including life science and medicine /human body system.
Last year, I started to create a list about sites focusing on medical/scientific videos, lectures and animations. I’ve been actively improving that list which now contains 17 websites! Through the comment section, I’ve recently come across a new service currently in beta. LearnersTV.com seems to be a unique resource of medical lectures.
I chose the title Techno Terror is here! because biological terrorism seems to be a popular scenario for virtual games but also because of the fear many medical faculty have of venturing into technology as a teaching tool. So here are some examples of how NEW TECHNOLOGY is being used today in medical schools and among health providers.
The new Merriam-Webster’s Visual Dictionary incorporates 6,000 color illustrations organized by subject area.
Setting Medical Information Free, Softwares and Tools
There is a need that force us , or inspire us to create, invent, design and develop Medical software.
Open source software has been extremely successful in various technology sectors but has been slow to grow in the health care industry. However, OSS serves a vital role by breeding innovation at a break neck pace. A new blog has a decent summary of active OSS programs for the health care market.
These are a few tools on my radar, to experiment with for trying to easily scrape data from webpages and see how it works mashing them up.
Explaining RSSIntroduction to RSS for Librarians by Luke RosenbergerHow to Explain RSS the Oprah Way by Stephanie QuilaoFive Best Tips for Reducing RSS Information Overload by David RothmanVideo: RSS in Plain English
Thompson Scientific is great for gaging the impact factors of various journals, but it has had a bit of a monopoly on journal rankings. As with any ranking scheme, there can be more than one valid way of comparing alternatives.Enter a new ranking tool – that’s free – the SCImago Journal Rank database.
Recently Dr. Amir Hannan from Haughton Thornley Medical in the UK has produced a video on how Record Access works.“This short video has been produced to help you, the patient, to get the best from the services that this practice is offering. Please watch the video carefully”.
This website was originally started with content from the “Textbook of Primary Care Medicine” (3rd Edition) by John Noble – a leading figure in primary care medicine. It is evolving to become a key source of authoritative, online medical information.
And speaking of the Wikipedia, Tim O’Reilly of O’Reilly Radar asks this question: “Wikipedia: A community of editors or a community of authors?“
Having a bit more time than usual over the holidays, I caught up on various types of reading, including following old links. One of the pieces I came across that I can’t believe I missed when it was first published back in 2006 is Aaron Swartz’s Who Writes Wikipedia?This piece is a must-read for anyone who cares about the future of publishing. Aaron argues that Jimmy Wales’ account of how Wikipedia happens is wrong…
Are you a doctor, or other health professional, with a particular interest in one or more of the following?:Health 2.0/Medicine 2.oBloggingRSSThe InternetIf you are, please drop me a line – I’d love share ideas with you!
Lovely. Start talking, Mrs. Dolan.
Health 2.0 shows us the money? Maybe so. Find out at “Health 2.0 around the web“.
While we were off having fun over the break, quite a lot got written about Health 2.0, so here’s a quick round-up. We start with Forbes which declares that this is the year of small deals (<$50m) in the Web 2.0 market. I’m sure we’ll see plenty of those continue. However, some Health 2.0 players will be pretty disappointed if they only sell for $50m–especially if they’ve had more than that invested already!
Shawn Walen writes a health IT blog for PR company Schwartz which just coincidentally has a big franchise in health IT. Shawns’s blog is pretty straight. He tells the AMA what he thinks of their antics (he thinks it’s good news for Bimmer dealers), and he’s not much kinder about those hyping Health 2.0. Surely he doesn’t mean us?
IBM’s Jack Mason is much kinder, telling everyone to visit this blog and look at Health 2.0. We hope all 150,000 of his colleagues drop by!
Dr. John D. Halamka, MD, MS wrote a very comprehensive “Web 2.0 for the CIO” in his blog, Life As A HealthCare CIO. Another favorite.
You may have heard the term Web 2.0 and been unclear what it means. Then again, you’re reading this blog, so chances are you’re part of the enlightened who have already embraced blogs, which are part of Web 2.0.
bbgm’s “Your Personal Health: Health and social media” answered some of my questions about social media. I was recently invited to attend a conference called, Got Social Media? A Communications Conference. Of course I did not know what business I have there and most of all, what is this “social media”?! and what has it to do with health and medicine?
Support groups have always made sense online, but the trend towards seeking out others for information is one that jumps out.Online health networks are one of the more useful applications of Web 2.0. I strongly believe that while there are some really good business opportunities there, the social relevance is also important.
Spread Its Wings
Japan and other parts of Asia have serious issues with access to care, in particular sub-specialty care for rural areas and transportation to urban centers, where for example, most pathology practice is conducted.
John Sharp’s eHealth shares the “Future of Medical Imaging: Podcast & Video“.
Mayo Clinic and IBM are teaming up in a new center for medical imaging.
Release Zero Blog’s Peter Murray shares the availability and expanse of access to medical information in “Health informatics and developing countries
A new health informatics journal, JHIDC – The Journal of Health Informatics in Developing Countries, has been launched. It both covers a gap in the market and provides challenges, through its open access model, to many existing health and medical informatics journals.JHIDC uses Open Journal Systems (OJS), a journal management and publishing system that has been developed by the Public Knowledge Project.
A Question About Free Speech?
Dr. Flea had a blog. I was just starting to blog then when I heard of the unofficial buzz from the medical blogging community that he had to temporarily shut down the posts because of some legal issues.Bob Coffield of the Health Care Law Blog tells us some on “The Return of Flea…“
An interview with Dr. Flea (Robert Lindeman, MD) from Eric Turkewitz at the New York Personal Injury Law Blog.The Outer Core
The following are a few samples of how 2.0 tools are used in Medicine. Getting across and making materials understandable for patients and learnable for health care students and professionals. As always, apply care when reading medical information. Identifying sources and who writes them is important.
This time last Christmas, medical blogs and RSS feeds were the hot technology topics, and we were debating the merits of newer models of scholarly publishing in web 2.0, such as open access and medical wikis.1 Can web 3.0 be here already?
The rest of the process is up to all of us. The truth is not only out there, it is here and everywhere. The knowing and awareness of it is a matter of time and vigilance to advocate for its place.For all your submissions, thank you. I regret that some submissions were not included as they are beyond the scope of today’s carnival. Special thanks again to Berci Mesko of Scienceroll. It was my pleasure to be hosting this week’s edition. The 18th Edition will be hosted back by Scienceroll on the 17th of February.
~ by Karina Descartin on 20 January 2008.
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