Health 2.0 Road Trip Vroom! Vroom!

This country is simply meant to be seen from a motorcycle. It’s big, it’s wide open, and all sorts of Health 2.0 activity is happening.

Unless, of course, you’re in downtown New York City, where you’d have to be crazy to drive anything. I kicked off the Great American Motorcycle Tour for Health 2.0 in Manhattan, in hot pursuit of the real people of Health 2.0, including Tara Parker Pope of the New York Times, and a host of folks who came to the HelloHealth opening party in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Jay Parkinson was the master of ceremonies, but I also interview Nat Findlay of Myca and Howard Krein, MD of Organized Wisdom. Sans Honda Goldwing. So, I took the subway, did a lot of walking, and shot a lot of film.

I’m asking all the interviewees the same question:  Are YOU Health 2.0? And you will be surprised at some of the answers I’m getting. Who are these people, and why are they blogging, starting medical practices with videoconference capability built in, creating new kinds of health search and knowledge engines, and generally finding new and exciting ways to use Web 2.0 technologies? The stories behind the obvious are what I’m after, in a Zen sort of way, of course.

Next stop: Chattanooga, Tennessee. And, yes, this time I’m going to be traveling by motorcycle all the way. Vroom!

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  1. Yes David. Anytime you are going North or South you are welcome to stop through. Give me a little advanced warning and I will set up a meeting with some people who I think you would find interesting.

  2. Bob: I’ really wish I’d seen your comment earlier. Today I drove from North Carolina up to Winchester, VA on my way to Boston for more interviews with Health 2.0 people. Can I take a rain check? DCK

  3. David,
    If you get the chance on your east coast travels plan to stop through Charleston WV. I’d like to meet you and talk a little law/health 2.0, PHRs vs. NHINs, privacy/security, etc. I’d also like to introduce you to a couple of rural health care professionals who I think are doing some unique work here with Medicaid patients under the Medicaid Redesign program. Bonus: look at the great rides you can take.

  4. Hope your trip is a good one and the weather is good. Health care a sore subject. My Mom’s a nurse and you would think that all her health would be covered but not. She’s worked for this doctor for 13 years and now she found out that she has something she’ll never get rid of. She puts her life on the line every day for people.

  5. And think of all the bugs you’ll meet! And I’m not talking about bad code, dude.
    Interesting approach: taking the Interstate to explore the Internet. (Is this the “Atoms to Bits” tour?)
    Watch out for those semi’s and all the potholes. . .