Health 2.0

Life Without Email? Wassup, Doc?

So a diabetic walks into an endo’s office and says, “Hey Doc, can I get your email address in case I have any follow-up questions?” And the doctor replies, “Sorry, we do medicine, not email.”
I made that up myself. No, really… I did.
But don’t laugh too hard. There is actual proof now that doctors who are willing to email with their patients are a rare breed indeed. I’m very lucky to have found…

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Mobile Health Stuff, Available Now

Future visions of mobile health tools are all very well and good, but what about RIGHT NOW? A couple of new gadgets/services you might like to know about:
* As of mid-March, consumer health information news agency MedTrackAlert is syndicating its health content to mobile phone users across the country via 4INFO, the leading text messaging service in the United States. This means that at least two million mobile phone users now have touch-button access…

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Car Insurance vs. Health Insurance

Scott Shreeve, an MD and progressive Health 2.0 thinker over at Crossover Healthcare , pinged me on this discussion yesterday. He’s trying to help people understand and see the difference between Health Insurance and Health Care. “People need both, but it blurs to the point of confusion when you try to mix the two in a single financial instrument. Most insurance provides for catastrophic coverage of health related risk, however, it does not function well…

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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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