EHR 2.0

I recently recieved an email from Vitaly Latush about his EHR 2.0 concept:

 Recently I came up with a new EHR concept; I have published a white paper that outlines an alternative approach to implementing a nation-wide, easily accessible electronic health record solution based on the “publish – discover” paradigm successfully used on the global scale to manage immense volumes of non-integrated information available through the Internet. The concept is called EHR 2.0 (alternatively EMR 2.0). It helps to answer the following important questions:

  • How can we reduce significantly the complexity and cost of medical data integration?
  • How can we provide an easily accessible and updatable EHR master copy while minimizing limitations imposed on health care service providers regarding patient information management systems they use and the way they store patient data?
  • How can we reduce health care service providers’ transition costs?

Here is the link to my blog post related to the topic:
http://insimix.com/vitaly/?p=16

and direct link to the white paper:
http://insimix.com/knowledgebase/EHR 2.0 %28EMR 2.0%29 – new Electronic Health Record concept.pdf

Medical 2.0 Directory

Uri Ginzburg MD, MBA is a physician and entrepreneur who is co-creator of a new website that can be a base to a future social networks for professionals and even consumers.

The first phase is to create an aggregation tool for all the health 2.0 tools and even web 2.0 tools that can help physicians and scientists in their work.

Check it out here: medical20.com

Web 2.0 in Healthcare

Generated ImageI’ve been watching the Web 2.0 meme for a number of years. I run an online community site that could be said to fit into the Web 2.0 realm. At first, the term Web 2.0 stuck me as a clever bit of ironic marketing: traditional software comes in nicely packaged releases, therefore wouldn’t it be fun to pretend the next ‘version’ of the www has just been released. Well, the marketing worked and the term has gradually come to represent some of the newer and more interesting trends in website construction and use.

 If you want a quick summary of Web 2.0 in Healthcare or ‘Health 2.0’ as it’s now being termed, check out this video from the recent Health 2.0 Conference:

The IMIA has recently set up working group to look at how Web 2.0 is affecting healthcare. There is a portal site at: http://differance-engine.net/imia20/and a new Ning social network: http://imia20.ning.com/

The Medical Librarian’s Association also have a Web 2.0 group and have recently released the results of their  into Web 2.0 usage amoungst librarians: http://sns.mlanet.org/blog/2007/09/24/what-mla-members-told-us-about-social-networking/

There’s also a recent ‘Blog Carnival’ to celebrate Web 2.0 in Health Informatics going on: http://healthinformatics20.blogspot.com/

If you want to keep up-to-date with Web 2.0 in Healthcare, Bertalan Meskó’s Scienceroll is the blog to watch.