Attended Medicine 2.0'08 (Toronto, Canada)
Attended Medicine 2.0'09 (Toronto, Canada)
Attended Medicine 2.0'10 (Maastricht, NL)
Attended Medicine 2.0'11 (Stanford University, USA)
Attended Medicine 2.0'12 (Boston, USA)
Attended Medicine 2.0'13 (London, UK)
Medicine 2.0'09 (Toronto, Canada)
Perceptions and Attitudes Toward Virtual-Reality Medical Training: The Ann Myers Medical Centre
Medical education is a discipline where science, practice and art meet to with one common goal - to improve the quality of life of patients and save lives. Since Socrates and Galen’s time medical professionals have gathered together to interact and share their knowledge and practical experience to become better health professionals. Today, the Social Web has changed how humans interact, think, learn and simulate. Unfortunately however, medical training remains dispersed, often varying signi...
Success in Virtual Clinics for Hispanics: Lessons Learned from Forumclinic Users
Forumclinc (www.forumclinic.org) is an interactive e-public health program in Spanish and Catalan for patients living with chronic diseases. Conceived and developed in 2007, Forumclinic provides high quality; evidence-based, unbiased information transcribed in lay language through a set of audiovisual materials and moderated forums for schizophrenia, diabetes, COPD, cardiac ischemia, breast cancer, depression, metabolic syndrome, bipolar disorder, arthritis, and obesity. Chronic disease audi...
Ethics 2.0: Implications for Connected Health (Panel with interactive audience response system)
Does the Social Web demand a new ethical paradigm? Not only is the broad adoption of Web 2.0 tools and services dramatically changing patterns of interconnection in the health domain; it is also raising new questions about content stewardship. Of concern from an ethical perspective is that health-related data are made available, or potentially available, through the actions of individuals, communities or websites. These technologies have created a Web 2.0 enabled nexus wherein consumers, heal...
Enabling Semantic Health Apps: The MEDgle Clinical Decision Support Service Api
Semantic Web (Web 3.0) evaluates informational relationships to understand user queries. In a medical context, patients can browse for symptoms, diagnostic tests, procedures, or drugs to understand their medical options and risk for disease. This is MEDgle; a series of semantic algorithms with over fifty million medical-concept relationships aimed at increasing access to quality medical information in eight languages. On January 14th, 2009, MEDgle released its clinical decision support se...
Medicine 2.0'10 (Maastricht, NL)
A Cry for Help: a Case Report of Suicidal Ideation in a Physician-mediated Forum
Background: Forumclinic is a public health engagement program from the Hospital Clinic de Barcelona for chronic disease-interested consumers. Aimed at improving information access in Spanish and Catalan, Forumclinic’s web portal provides a variety of patient resources, including physician-specialist moderated forums and educational videos. Currently, this portal incorporates resources for ten chronic diseases: schizophrenia, diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, angina, breast ca...
Medicine 2.0'11 (Stanford University, USA)
Using Social Media Applications in Academic Research
This international panel discussion aims to explore issues relating to the use of social media in academic research and to hone in on social media applications that may align with research methodologies. While use of social media is growing in health care and academia, there has been, to date, little exploration of or research into its use toward various communities (e.g. providers, patients, educators, learners). This is an appropriate time to discuss the issues and begin the process of deve...
Medicine 2.0'12 (Boston, USA)
Wikis and Collaborative Writing Applications in Health Care: Preliminary Results of a Scoping Review
Background: The use of collaborative writing applications by clinicians and other health care actors is presently growing. Although wikis, Google Documents and similar collaborative writing applications may be useful in facilitating knowledge transfer, no systematic review has yet been conducted to evaluate their role in knowledge translation (KT). Objective: This study is exploring the depth and breadth of evidence about the safe, effective and ethical use of collaborative writing applica...
Forumclinic: Can Virtual Communities Survive Adverse Technical Platform Changes?
Background: Forumclinic is a public health engagement program at Hospital Clinic de Barcelona, which enhances patient empowerment by providing audiovisual educational material and board-certified specialist moderated fora for peer-to-peer and health care professional-to-patient interaction. Four years after its official launch, forumclinic decided to implement a new, social media-based, platform. Objective: This research explores whether virtual patient communities survive social media (t...
Medicine 2.0'13 (London, UK)
Understanding the Contribution of Physician-Moderated Virtual Support Groups to Health and Wellness: A Content Analysis
Background: Forumclinic is a free, interactive, eLearning health and wellness-promotion platform for Spanish and Catalan-speaking patients with chronic diseases. Although the platform uses a number of multimedia modalities to help patients cope with their disease, it also uses disease-specific physician-specialist moderated forums that have successfully created virtual communities for patient support. On October 19th, 2012, Forumclinic celebrated its five year anniversary with a contest of ...
Medicine 2.0'14 Europe (Malaga, Spain)
Exploring the Quality of Health Apps: The ISYS Ranking System
Background: Approximately 63 Billion apps were downloaded in 2012, of which, an estimated 44 million were health-related. Paradoxically, most downloaded health-apps are seldomly used within a month of their initial download date, mainly because it is difficult for users to identify the overall quality of the app before it is downloaded. In essence, when users begin interacting with the recently downloaded app, they realize that it is not exactly what they were looking for. The variety opti...
Full Paper Publications
JMIR Research Protocols
Wikis and Collaborative Writing Applications in Health Care: A Scoping Review Protocol
Implementation and Evaluation of a Wiki Involving Multiple Stakeholders Including Patients in the Promotion of Best Practices in Trauma Care: The WikiTrauma Interrupted Time Series Protocol
Improving Health-Related Quality of Life of Patients With an Ostomy Using a Novel Digital Wearable Device: Protocol for a Pilot Study
Journal of Medical Internet Research
Wikis and Collaborative Writing Applications in Health Care: A Scoping Review
Social Media: A Review and Tutorial of Applications in Medicine and Health Care
Patient Participation at Health Care Conferences: Engaged Patients Increase Information Flow, Expand Propagation, and Deepen Engagement in the Conversation of Tweets Compared to Physicians or Researchers
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