Advocacy

Jumping in with Both Feet

A little sneak-preview today of something I’m very excited about: for quite a while now, I’ve obviously been following all sorts of interactive “Health 2.0″ sites for people with diabetes. On top of that, I’ve been mulling over how to build out my setup here at DiabetesMine.com to allow for more community conversation. Another message board or chat forum just didn’t seem to be the answer.
Today I happily announce a partnership with a brand…

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Spring View of Health 2.0, with a Diabetes Twist

It’s a moving target, of course. The whole concept of “Health 2.0” is still being defined, refined, created and recreated. And it was fascinating to be at the epicenter of this creative quake this week in San Diego, at the H2.0 “Spring Fling” event that brought some of the brightest physicians, web developers, entrepreneurs, healthcare consultants and “ePatients” together in one room.
More Patient Community Sites
As you may have noticed, the concept of building…

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Grace, Achieved

Who knows Birdie? Who loves her like I do? Her blog, Aiming for Grace, always offers a combination of the most compelling images and simple words about living with diabetes that stop you in your tracks. It’s the purity of the them that gets you. For example, this recent post about the compulsion to explain ourselves to perfect strangers.
Well, when Birdie marked 20 years of living with Type 1 diabetes in March 2006, she…

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Health 2.0 Made Easy (And What Matters)

While I am busy at the Health 2.0 conference in San Diego today — moderating and learning as much as I can about what the future of healthcare might bring — I have a few related items I wanted to share.
First, in case you’re still uncertain about usefulness of Social Networks, or having trouble explaining them to your boss or your Grandma, have a look at this super-easy lesson from the CommonCraft Show:

See…

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Health 2.0: The Patient Experience

I’m very excited to report that today myself and a bunch of online health experts convene in San Diego, CA, for the “Spring Fling” version of last Fall’s Health 2.0 Conference. As you can see, the focus of this round is “Connecting Consumers & Providers” with a huge emphasis on the user experience (that’s us!!).
Therefore, the organizers have me busy all day long tomorrow. I’ll be running a morning panel on “The User Experience”…

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