Health 2.0 is the popular name for a new industry which is changing the face of healthcare as we know it. The rapid spread of broadband has opened the door to a flow of endless amounts of information. Interactive websites allows you to pose your question to thousands of people. Unlike traditional websites, Web 2.0 applications allow people to interact, share experiences and knowledge. Where traditional healthcare facilities gives a patient access to one doctor; the internet, and especially the Web 2.0 applications opens the door to a vast number of healthcare facilities, and presents the possibility to interact with qualified doctors and patients from Greenland to Fiji. The internet has empowered the patient by granting it access to the wisdom of the crowds.
The Health 2.0 session titled: "How hospitals and Healthcare organizations can address Web 2.0? Is Healthcare ready for open access to information?" will take place on March 18th at 9.30am.
The focus of the session will be to discuss how clinical transformation only can occur through changes in processes and how web 2.0 applications can be a solution to transformation. In the session attendees will learn the fundamentals of social networking; review the role of clinical transformation in improving healthcare; understand some basic web 2.0 concepts and technology and witness some practical experiences of Web 2.0 Social Platforms for Clinicians and Patients.
The session will be moderated by Miguel Cabrer, CEO & Founder of Medting.com who will also share his experience in the Web 2.0 field as a speaker, alongside other experts: Denise Silber (Organiser of Health 2.0 Conference in Paris) and Jen McCabe, from NextHealth.
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