Practicing Medicine in the Web 2.0 Era

29 01 2010

Many people don’t get Web 2.0 – and certainly not Medicine 2.0.

Just the other day a journalist asked me if the redesigned PubMed could be called PubMed 2.0.
I said: “well no….no… not at all” ….Web 2.0 is not merely tools or fancy looks, it is another way of producing and sharing information and new web tools facilitate that. It is not only simplicity, it is participation. PubMed has changed it looks, but it is not an interactive platform, where you can add or exchange information.

Well anyway, I probably didn’t succeed to explain in just a few sentences what Web 2.0 is and what it isn’t. For those that are unfamiliar with Web 2.0 and/or how it changes Medicine, I highly recommend the following presentation by Bertalan Mesko (of ScienceRoll and Webicina), who explains in a clear and nontechnical way what it is all about.

By the way Bertalan is a finalist with ScienceRoll in the 2009 Medical Weblog Awards (category Best Medical Technologies/Informatics Weblog). He could surely use your vote. (here you can vote in this category). You can see all Finalist here.

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30 01 2010
Bertalan Meskó

Thank you very much, Jacqueline, for featuring the presentation and also for the encouraging words! Your blog is a great inspiration for all of us!

31 01 2010
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