Medicine 2.0: Social networking, collaboration, participation, apomediation, and openness

Eysenbach G ...see all

Journal of Medical Internet Research, vol. 10, issue 3 (2008)

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In a very significant development for eHealth, a broad adoption of Web 2.0 technologies and approaches coincides with the more recent emergence of Personal Health Application Platforms and Personally Controlled Health Records such as Google Health, Microsoft HealthVault, and Dossia. Medicine 2.0 applications, services, and tools are defined as Web-based services for health care consumers, caregivers, patients, health professionals, and biomedical researchers, that use Web 2.0 technologies and/or semantic web and virtual reality approaches to enable and facilitate specifically 1) social networking, 2) participation, 3) apomediation, 4) openness, and 5) collaboration, within and between these user groups. The Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR) publishes a Medicine 2.0 theme issue and sponsors a conference on How Social Networking and Web 2.0 changes Health, Health Care, Medicine, and Biomedical Research, to stimulate and encourage research in these five areas.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Cooperative behavior
  • Education
  • Information storage and retrieval
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Medical record linkage
  • Online systems
  • Organizational innovation
  • Patient education as topic
  • Self care
  • Social behavior
  • Terminology as topic
  • User-computer interface

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  • Gunther Eysenbach

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