Health 2.0

Where HealthCare Meets Web 2.0

Today I’m at the Health 2.0 Conference here in San Francisco, the first gathering of its kind: over 400 entrepreneurs, investors, analysts, media and other industry insiders have convened to discuss what happens when old world healthcare meets new world Web 2.0. The event is sponsored by Silicon Valley icon Cisco Systems, and representatives of Google, Yahoo! and other Web heavyweights all have speakers on the program.

You might wonder what this is all about,…

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More Chronic Friends + Call for Submissions

A few miscellaneous items you might like to know about over the holiday weekend. Or not — what, you won’t be glued to your computer reading me?!
First up, Quote of the Week:
“Exubera was not our finest day,” acknowledged Pfizer’s vice chairman, David Shedlarz, during a recent conference call with analysts. “We made a lot of mistakes with what is a profoundly important therapeutic.” (courtesy of PharmaGossip)
Can you see me smiling?
Second, did…

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BlogHer Community Activism: Where’s the Healthcare?

The power gals over at BlogHer (online community for women bloggers founded in 2005) have had a stroke of genius: What if, they thought, every one of their 11,000+ members worked together to focus their collective brainpower, ingenuity and influence on one red-hot issue? “How about if that one red-hot issue was the focus of an organized, year-long campaign to make a measurable difference that this community cares about?”
To this end, last week the…

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Spam Update and the Contest for Healthcare Entrepreneurs (!)

A few announcements today:
First, I’ve been hit by a generous helping of comment spam, forcing me to switch on my “moderate comments” filter. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. If your comment is legitimate, rest assured it will be posted, it just may take a little longer than back in the day when I could just leave comments open without screening everybody. *Sigh*
btw, for those of you who’ve been writing to me…

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