Lots of Health 2.0 articles indicates that it’s heating up

I don’t know if it’s just me, but there appears to be a quick vogue in round-ups of the Health 2.0 world at the moment.

UCLA doc John Luo wrote about The People and Companies Driving Health 2.0 on MNDG. He gives a good overview, and mentions some familiar and not too familiar names

In the slightly more rarefied atmosphere of the  American Academy of Neurology, Barbara Scherokman of Kaiser Permanente, and Michael Segal, from SimulConsult, give a great overview of the components in Health 2.0 for Neurologists. They focus alot of course on BrainTalk and PatientsLikeMe.

Talking of PatientsLikeMe, I missed this due to being in the Jordanian desert at the time, but in March Wired’s Tom Goetz (who was on a panel in the March 2007 Health 2.0 conference) wrote a fantastic and long article about PatientsLikeMe called Practicing Patients for the New York Times in March. I learned alot and I’ve been giving  PLM demos in public for the last year (and no, I’m not a shareholder!)

The people at at nursing online education database bombard me with their posts, but this one about Taking Control of Your Health Records throws in everything including the kitchen sink, but has some interesting links.

At ReadWriteWeb, Richard MacManus has been looking at DiabetesMine and DiabeticConnect. Not surprising as he’s a geek who recently discovered that he had diabetes.

Meanwhile Indu Subaiya and I have been diving into the latest rash of companies wanting to present at Health 2.0. Just 12 months ago we were scratching around to come up with enough candidates to fill four demo panels. Now we have 20 panels and we don’t have enough room to show half of the people who want to present.

It won’t stay like this for ever of course, but it’s interesting to be in the middle of the maelstrom!

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  1. Another Health 2.0 roundup was published by Xconomy on Monday (6/23). Wade Roush’s article, The Boston Health 2.0 Cluster (www.xconomy.com/boston/2008/06/23/the-boston-health-20-cluster/), includes some well-known companies like Sermo, Athenahealth, and PLM, and also includes some companies that haven’t received as much press, such as American Well, Healthhonors, Praxeon, and QC Metrix–any many more.