Attended Medicine 2.0'10 (Maastricht, NL)
Attended Medicine 2.0'11 (Stanford University, USA)
Attended Medicine 2.0'13 (London, UK)
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...
Wikis as an Opportunity to Improve Patient Participation in Developing Information Leaflets: A demonstration project in infertility patients.
Background In the process of developing patient information, the participation of end-users, is often rare. Usually, healthcare professionals alone create the information with little to no patient input. This is a missed opportunity, as they have gained a wealth of experience based on the knowledge of their disease. Clinicians are also seldom trained in estimating patients’ information needs and describing them in layman’s terms. Thus, we hypothesized that utilizing the experience-base o...
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...
Medicine 2.0'13 (London, UK)
Wikis and Collaborative Writing Applications in Healthcare: a Scoping Review
Background: Collaborative writing applications (CWAs) (eg, wikis, Google Documents, Google Knol) have the potential to empower multiple stakeholders to disseminate and apply knowledge in practice. The rapid rise in their use has created the need for a systematic synthesis of the evidence of their impact as knowledge translation (KT) tools in health care and for an inventory of the factors that affect their use. Objective: To explore the depth and breadth of evidence concerning the impact of...
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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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
Journal of Medical Internet Research
Use of Social Media by Western European Hospitals: Longitudinal Study
Wikis and Collaborative Writing Applications in Health Care: A Scoping Review
Using Patient Experiences on Dutch Social Media to Supervise Health Care Services: Exploratory Study
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