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The Disparity Information and Communication Technology for Developing Countries has in the Delivery of Healthcare Information

Chhanabhai PN, Holt A. The open medical informatics journal, 4

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) have merged into the world of healthcare slowly but surely. However, the marriage between the use of technology and its full impact in the health sector has not been fully realised. The focus of this paper is to highlight the impact of ICT on revolutionising access to healthcare information and thus quality of health for populations of the developing world.
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8 February 2013 | No Comments »
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[Health 2.0 for psychiatrists]

Hoekstra R. Tijdschrift Voor Psychiatrie, 53(10)

The internet used to be mainly ‘one-way traffic’ (1.0). Nowadays it is becoming easy for internet users to communicate with each other via the web (2.0).

To describe the concept of Health 2.0 and to explore the possibilities of 2.0-technology for psychiatry.
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17 October 2011 | No Comments »
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If you cannot beat them, join them! Using Health 2.0 and popular Internet applications to improve information literacy

Spring H. Health Information and Libraries Journal, 28(2)

The popularity of Health 2.0 technologies has grown exponentially in recent years. They are increasingly being used to inform and support professional practice.
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15 May 2011 | No Comments »
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Definition of Health 2.0 and Medicine 2.0: A Systematic Review

Van De Belt TH et al, J Med Internet Res, 12(2)

During the last decade, the Internet has become increasingly popular and is now an important part of our daily life. When new “Web 2.0” technologies are used in health care, the terms “Health 2.0″ or “Medicine 2.0” may be used.
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12 June 2010 | 1 Comment »
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Salud 2.0: bienvenido al carnaval de la medicina participativa

Fernández García JJ, Sedisa Siglo XXI, 2010

Las tecnologías conocidas como Web 2.0 o Social Media, como Facebook o Twitter, se han extendido amplia y rápidamente, mucho más entre los consumidores que entre las organizaciones. Por ejemplo, a finales de 2009, Facebook alcanzó los 350 millones de usuarios (lo que la situaría como el tercer “país” en volumen de población por detrás de China e India) y Twitter alcanzó los 93 millones de usuarios y los 5.000 millones de “tweets”. Poco a poco, cada vez son más las instituciones sanitarias que están empezando a interesarse por estos temas.
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16 April 2010 | No Comments »
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Global Health Delivery 2.0: Using Open-Access Technologies for Transparency and Operations Research

Maru, Duncan Smith-Rohrberg et al, PLoS Med, 6(12)

Unprecedented resources have been mobilized for delivering health services in resource-limited areas over the last decade. The field of global health delivery aims to harness new finances, technical expertise, and political will to develop effective and efficient health systems throughout the world. A fundamental problem faced by practitioners in this field is to determine what strategies work best for delivering high-quality medical and public health services in different socioeconomic and political environments. The multiple stakeholders involved—local and national governments, nonprofit organizations, and private-sector businesses—have often failed to participate effectively and transparently in global health care delivery.
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1 December 2009 | No Comments »
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Reviewing Health Tools: A Community Matter

Tenderich, Amy, Journal of Participatory Medicine, Launch Issue

High-quality product reviews will be an important part of this new journal, with its focus on supporting and encouraging people to participate in their own healthcare. But how should we go about evaluating various interactive applications and devices that bill themselves as “health tools”?
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1 November 2009 | No Comments »
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Exploring Technology Impacts of Healthcare 2.0 Initiatives

Randeree E. Telemedicine and e-Health. 15(3)

People going online continues to increase with new tools and services such as Facebook, Flickr, and MySpace. Such tools provide profound changes in the way we communicate and share data. Personal Health Records have emerged as a new opportunity for patients. These activities point toward Web 2.0, including the social computing phenomena, and more importantly to the Healthcare 2.0 environment. Healthcare 2.0 is a network based on Web 2.0 that empowers the user to share medical records, diaries, information, etc. This paper explores the challenges and highlights the areas of research.
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22 April 2009 | No Comments »
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Health 2.0 on the back burner

Conn, Joseph, Modern Healthcare, 2009

David Brailer made information technology interoperability the focal point of his two-year stint from mid-2004 to mid-2006 as the first head of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.
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7 April 2009 | No Comments »
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Take Two Aspirin And Tweet Me In The Morning: How Twitter, Facebook, And Other Social Media Are Reshaping Health Care

Hawn, Carleen, Health Affairs, 28(2)

If you want a glimpse of what health care could look like a few years from now, consider “Hello Health,” the Brooklyn-based primary care practice that is fast becoming an emblem of modern medicine.
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11 March 2009 | No Comments »
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Inside the Health Blogosphere: Quality, Governance and the New Innovation Leaders

Seeman, Neil, ElectronicHealthcare, 7(3)

Research has shown that “Health 2.0″ – that is, user-generated health information often featuring blogging (i.e., self-publishing) or collaborative editing tools known as wikis – is increasingly popular among health professionals, chronic disease sufferers and the general public. However, concerns persist over the alleged inaccuracy, bias and poor governance of self-published health websites, or blogs, where an author’s entries are usually placed in chronological order, much like a diary.
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17 February 2009 | No Comments »
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IVF and Internet – Evaluation of an Interactive Personal Health Record for IVF Patients

Tuil, Wouter S., 2008

The internet is rapidly revolutionizing healthcare. It contributes to the development of new ways of health promotion, disease prevention and the treatment of medical problems. Patient access to the hospitals Electronic Health Record (EHR) is seen as an important step towards patient empowerment, one of the main focal points in modern day healthcare redesign.
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6 November 2008 | No Comments »
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The Rise of the Personal Health Record: Panacea or Pitfall for Health Information

Coffield, Robert L., and Gerald E. DeLoss, Health Lawyers News, 12(10)

Giant bytes have been taken out of the personal health record (PHR) market by technology companies like Google, Microsoft, Dossia, and others on a mission to connect consumers with their health information. If successful, the efforts by these and other Health 2.0 technology companies could transform the healthcare industry.
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20 October 2008 | No Comments »
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Semantic Web Sparks Evolution of Health 2.0 – A Road Map to Consumer-Centric Healthcare

McCabe Gorman, Jen, and Maarten den Braber, Proceedings of the 2008 International Conference on Semantic Web & Web Services SWWS08, 2008

Delivery strategy in a consumer-centric healthcare system focuses on identifying, facilitating, and integrating online and offline communication and care delivery channels needed to reach and coordinate end goals (value) as defined by disparate customer segments (patient, provider, payor, policymaker, caretaker, etcetera).
Services are location independent, time independent, provider de-linked, and value-generating. Rising healthcare costs, increasing chronic conditions, and barriers to access drive the search for a new route to safer, cost-effective quality care.
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16 September 2008 | No Comments »
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Health 2.0 and Medicine 2.0: tensions and controversies in the field

Hughes, Benjamin et al, J Med Internet Res, 10(3)

The term Web 2.0 became popular following the O’Reilly Media Web 2.0 conference in 2004; however, there are difficulties in its application to health and medicine. Principally, the definition published by O’Reilly is criticized for being too amorphous, where other authors claim that Web 2.0 does not really exist. Despite this skepticism, the online community using Web 2.0 tools for health continues to grow, and the term Medicine 2.0 has entered popular nomenclature.
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13 August 2008 | No Comments »
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Patient 2.0 Empowerment

Bos, Lodewijk et al, Proceedings of the 2008 International Conference on Semantic Web & Web Services SWWS08, 2008

The authors want to show the implication of interactive ICT on patient empowerment, through an overview of some of the key aspects – EHR, telecare and patient networks – all this within the context of recent Health 2.0 developments.
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24 July 2008 | No Comments »
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The Impatient Patient

Bos, Lodewijk et al, Medical and Care Compunetics 5, 2008

Modern Healthcare Systems that have embraced ICT and Internet technologies (referred to as Health 1.0) are evolving towards self management but from a clinical knowledge perspective. In contrast, from a user experience perspective, and using the latest web 2.0 technologies, the developing healthcare social networking communities (referred to as Health 2.0) are evolving towards becoming online medical portals.

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9 April 2008 | No Comments »
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Social Prospecting

Marsh, Andrew J et al, Medical and Care Compunetics 5, 2008

The goal of social prospecting is to steer the user community into defining the guidelines for self care and lifestyle management. Using an evidence based approach, social prospecting combines the interest in keeping personal or family health care records with the momentum of user-generated healthcare (or health 2.0). The personal healthcare record containing self-documented and self-collected information, or observations, can be used when a symptom or concern arises to identify a retrospective pathology. Coalesce of individual pathologies, related to a particular symptom or concern, can correlate a generic pathology or pathway in the self care domain. Using health 2.0 technologies, the user community can augment these self care pathways with advice, suggestions and recommendations and collectively define self care guidelines.

7 April 2008 | No Comments »
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