Medicine 2.0'10 (Maastricht, NL)
Definition of Health 2.0: a Systematic Review
Background: During the last decade, the Internet has become increasingly popular and is now an important part of our daily life. In the Netherlands, the Internet is even more popular than traditional media like television, radio, and newspapers. Furthermore, the impact of the Internet and other technological developments on health care is expected to increase. When new “Web 2.0” technologies are used in health care, the term “Health 2.0” may be used. A clear definition is important f...
Medicine 2.0'11 (Stanford University, USA)
Social Media in European Hospitals: A Descriptive Study
Background Internet and Social Media are an important part of daily life. Social media (SoMe) like Twitter, Linkedin and Facebook, improve communication and patient participation in health care. Patients and professionals use SoMe for multiple disease related forms of communication. An American initiative showed that many hospitals in the USA are using SoMe. However, it is unknown whether hospitals in Western Europe use SoMe, and which types of SoMe they are using. The objective of this stud...
Medicine 2.0'13 (London, UK)
Using Social Media in Healthcare: Preferences of the General Population
Background: Nowadays healthcare is increasingly featured by the use of Web 2.0 communication technologies including social media that reshape the way patients and professionals interact. These technologies can be used for a variety of purposes: to instantly debate issues, discover news, analyze research, network with peers, crowd-source information, seek support and provide advice. Interestingly, the implementation of Web 2.0 communication tools is sometimes unsuccessful and in many cases the...
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