Medicine 2.0 Blog Carnival Edition #37
Welcome dear friends to the 37th edition of Medicine 2.0 blog carnival that focuses on the integration of web 2.0 with our current practice of medicine. We are thrilled to be hosting such a great blog carnival and would like to express our gratitude to Berci for this opportunity.
This edition is special to us not only because it is our first time as hosts, but also because both founders of the Health Blogs Observatory are at this very moment at the actual carnival. Each February for the last 26 years one of the biggest carnivals in the world is held in Rijeka, Croatia. The main event of Rijeka’s Carnival is The International Carnival Parade which takes place in the city center today at 12 am, Central European Time (UTC+1). The great thing is that you can watch the live webcast of the parade, and maybe even see us. We will be dressed as the ambulance crew
And now, without further delay, here are the great articles which compose another unforgettable edition of the Medicine 2.0 Blog Carnival.
Personal Health Record (PHR)
David O’Reilly @IntelliMedBlog conducted a poll on LinkedIn to find out what people think the use and control of personal health information will look like ten years from now. You can see the screen shot of the actual pool on the left, but to find out the results please visit the Intelligent Medicine Blog.
@JohnSharp has informed us at his eHealth Blog about the speach Roni Zeiger of Google Health gave at the Towards an Electronic Patient Record conference. He has predicted that the adoption of PHRs will follow the path of online banking, from early suspicion to general acceptance.
It’s Twitter time
Michelle Kraft @krafty is wondering how to use Twitter within medical libraries or health care. At her blog, The Krafty Librarian, she draws inspiration from the 140 Health Care Uses for Twitter by Phil Baumann.
Here at the Health Blogs Observatory @HBObservatory we have written about the scientific paper by librarian Laura Cobus in which she describes her success in implementing blogs and wikis in a graduate public health course.
Gobbledygook is a blog on scientific publishing in the internet age written by Martin Fenner @mfenner. Recently he conducted an interview with Moshe Pritsker, the CEO, Editor-in-Chief and co-founder of the Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE), a peer-reviewed, free access, online journal devoted to the publication of biological research in a video format.
Web sites, tools, services….
VirologyWiki – wiki about viruses and viral disease
PeRSSonalized Medicine – a free tool of Webicina.com that lets you select your favourite medical resources and read the latest news and articles in one personalized place
PubMed Search & News Widget – use it in many social networks, websites and intranet sites, everywhere where it is allowed to put up html code
Health Blogs Observatory – online research laboratory devoted to examination of the health blogosphere
Have you heard about
Yale Image Finder – search PubMed Central articles for images
HINARI – a commendable endeavor on behalf of the WHO to bring to the carers in developing countries the power of evidence either at no cost or greatly reduced costs
Labmeeting – a social bookmarking site to manage and share journal articles
TrialX – free service to enable patients find new treatments in their area
ProQolid – Patient Reported Outcome and Quality of Life Instruments Database
This & That
At Nature Network’s Science Blogging conference last August in London, a call was put out to get senior scientists to start blogging. Corie Lok, Senior Editor of Nature Network, tells us about the winners of the Challenge.
At his blog, Science of the Invisible, Alan Cann has made available his report titled Assessment 2.0: Wikipedia writing projects.
Also now available are audio recording (MP3) and slides (PDF) from the webinar “Achieving Openness: Communicating With People Using Social Networks For Health & Wellness” – said @shwen.
John D. Halamka brings us the joint statement of the chairs of CCHIT, HITSP, and NeHC (AHIC Successor) about their commitment to work together on the healthcare IT.
Finally, GooMedic.com has a nice overview of the iPhone and its medical applications.
That’s all folks!
Hope you had as much fun reading this edition of the Medicine 2.0 Blog Carnival as we had putting it together. Please consider submitting your articles to one of the future Medicine 2.0 blog carnivals or even hosting one yourself.