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Monthly Archives: January 2009

Trackers - you can use Zume yourself at last (and others too)

In this piece I’m slightly pulling CEO Rajiv Metha’s chain (but he’s an Arsenal fan so he can take it). At any rate the Zume Life beta program is open and it works on the iPhone (as previewed at Health … Continue reading

Online communities helped psoriasis sufferers

In one of the first articles of this type I’ve seen published in a mainstream medical journal, in this case the Archives of Dermatology, there’s some evidence that being in an online community helps patients. This study is from our … Continue reading

Health 2.0 Meets Ix-Earlybird pricing ends tonight at midnight

It’s possible that you were distracted by certain events happening yesterday. But it’s time to focus on the job at hand, and in the world of Health 2.0 that means the upcoming Health 2.0 Meets Ix Conference. Today is the … Continue reading

Ouch! Or did Sermo & Medscape merge?

In the middle of a ho-hum article about Health 2.0 in the Jacksonville Business Journal, there’s this somewhat unfortunate and untrue sentence!   Then there’s Medscape, a social network for doctors that has a format similar to MySpace or Facebook … Continue reading

Health 2.0 Group Chicago, meets Thurs 15th

Calling all Chicagoans – Some attendees of the Health 2.0 Conference would like to create a regional Health 2.0 group in your area—FIRST MEETING IS TOMORROW! The Purpose: To form a group within the greater Chicagoland area to connect, to … Continue reading

New NRC Report Finds “Health Care IT Chasm,” Seeks New Course Toward Quality Improvement and Cost Savings

Like the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) 2001 counterpart report, “Crossing the Quality Chasm,” a new report from the National Research Council of the National Academies is complex, full of new ideas assembled from multiple disciplines, and is likely to have … Continue reading

Let’s Reboot America’s HIT Conversation Part 1: Putting EHRs in Context

On December 19th, we published an Open Letter to the Obama Health Team, cautioning the incoming Administration against limiting its Health Information Technology (IT) investments to Electronic Health Records (EHRs). Instead, we recommended that their health IT plan be rethought … Continue reading

From Waikiki to the NY Times…

American Well’s official opening in Hawaii is next week. In advance it gets a plug in the NY Times from Claire Miller. It’s no secret that American Well are good friends of Health 2.0 (and, FD, have been sponsors of the … Continue reading

Let’s Reboot America’s Health IT Conversation Part 2: Beyond EHRs

Yesterday we tried to put EHRs into perspective. They’re important, and we can’t effectively move health care forward without them. But they’re only one of many important health IT functions. EHRs and health IT alone won’t fix health care. So … Continue reading

The big Twitter Health care list

We’re all on here somewhere.