User Profile: Denise A. Silber

Denise A. Silber (denisesilber)
Basil Strategies
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Denise Silber is an international eHealth pioneer, entrepreneur, and supporter of participatory medicine. She heads up Basil Strategies digital health consultancy and the international Doctors 2.0 & You conferences. Her web involvement began with her first medical web sites and internet conferences in France in the mid-90's. Having participated in official working groups on quality and ethics in eHealth in Europe and the US, Denise founded AQIS, the association for the Quality of Health on the Internet and also became one of the early proponents of Web 2.0 for Health in Europe. Basil Strategies co-launched the first Health 2.0 conference outside the U.S., in Paris in 2010. A Smith College graduate and Harvard MBA, Denise is a President of PharMBA, and in 2011, became one of the few American citizens named to the Legion of Honor, France's highest civil decoration, for her work in advancing international eHealth. Denise also teaches Digital Health at Essec Business School and can be found on many social media platforms.


Attended Medicine 2.0'08 (Toronto, Canada)
Wednesday, September 3, 2008 to Thursday, September 4, 2008
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Attended Medicine 2.0'10 (Maastricht, NL)
Monday, November 29, 2010 to Tuesday, November 30, 2010
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Attended Medicine 2.0'11 (Stanford University, USA)
Friday, September 16, 2011 to Sunday, September 18, 2011
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Attended Medicine 2.0'13 (London, UK)
Monday, September 23, 2013 to Tuesday, September 24, 2013
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Accepted Abstracts

Medicine 2.0'10 (Maastricht, NL)

Public Health & Use of Social Media and Health 2.0 Tools: the Case of Infectious Diseases
Denise Silber*

Public health information and communication were traditionally limited to official campaigns generated by institutions. These campaigns were often unable to fully reach their intended audiences, for lack of funding and low experience with large-scale communication, but this was considered normal for the public sector. The situation has changed with the demand for greater accountability by public institutions and the development of user-generated content platforms and tools that make it p...

Examining the Impact of the Pre-existing Organization of Health Care on Health and Medicine 2.0 Initiatives: Case Study France
Denise Silber*

How does the pre-existing organization of health care impact the development of Health and Medicine 2.0 initiatives ? Our analysis takes us to France where hospitals and clinics and government administration are major players in the health system. Are these institutions getting involved in participatory medicine and 2.0 tools? What is their impact on the others? • Are many health care consumers using general social media platforms ? • Have patient associations made the switch to so...

Medicine 2.0'13 (London, UK)

Expectations Regarding Use of Pseudonyms by Healthcare Professionals and Patients in Social Media
Denise Arlene Silber*

Transparency, ie "who says what" is an important factor in the quality of information in healthcare and in particular on the internet. However, there is a differentiation in the use of pseudonyms by physicians on social networks, in the US and outside the US. Physicians in France for example mostly disguise their identity through the use of pseudonyms and physicians in the US, on social media, mostly communicate with their name and photo. This paper will explore a) international medical lite...

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