Health 2.0

Grand Rounds, Vol. 4, No. 20: The Health 2.0 Explosion

Happy Super Tuesday! Whether or not you live in one of the 24 states that cast their votes today, you probably agree that healthcare will be one of the major opportunities –- and major challenges -– for the next White House. Now for the first time in history, policy makers are facing a more outspoken, more organized medical and patient constituency than ever, due to the emergence of social media on the Internet, aka Health…

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A Site for Us D-Gals

Speaking of the myriad new social networking sites popping up for us PWDs — like ‘em or not — I just discovered a new place for women with diabetes to “get support, get motivated, and get informed,” not to mention go shopping. It’s called DiabetesSisters.com, founded by Brandy Barnes of Hickory, North Carolina, a 32-year-old mom who’s had Type 1 for 18 years.

In brief, the site offers:

Blogs from women with Type 1 Diabetes,…

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GlucoSurfer.org, etc. – What Do You Think?

So I noticed that some of you are only interested in Health 2.0 stuff if it’s all-diabetes, all-the-time. OK, then. Here are two more new sites aimed directly at us PWDs:

* WeAreDiabetic.org – yet another social support network for the diabetic community. This one has a very Flickr-ish look and feel, IMHO. It’s created by the folks at WeAre.Us, who’ve recently launched online communities for Crohns, Parkinson’s Disease, and Huntington’s Disease. Seems like you…

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Health 2.0 Strikes Again (Some More)

More new stuff on the web for us patient-types — wow, there’s a lot of them!
* Last week over at Diabetes Daily, Elizabeth and David launched DailyHealth.net — a new “health community covering chronic conditions, dieting, parenting, dating & marriage, yoga,” and a whole lot more. Interestingly, the site will include some free promotional opportunities for doctors and other health professionals. If you’d like to promote your practice, go on over there and contact…

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Grand Rounds – Plug In Here

Thanks to our fearless leader Nicholas Genes, Grand Rounds is going strong. That’s the weekly roundup of what’s happening in the medical blogosphere. I’ll be hosting here next Tuesday, Feb. 5, with an emphasis on… you guessed it, Health 2.0.
This means we’re showcasing anything having to do with:

Consumers & health care providers working together in new and powerful ways
Helping consumers become empowered and knowledgeable
Making health care more cost-efficient
Price and quality…

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