More on Health 2.0 & Ix Synergies

Our IxAction Alliance focused our monthly IxInsights Webinar this week on the synergies between Health 2.0 and information therapy (Ix). This marks the first of a series of activities for the IxCenter on the H20-Ix intersection as we gear up for next spring’s “Health 2.0 Meets Ix” conference in Boston (April 22-23, 2009).

In today’s Webinar, Indu Subaiya, Matthew Holt, and I provided some context for the exploration of the intersection of these two movements. We focused on several key tensions and challenges including:

    * Building Health 2.0 into the delivery system    * Trust, personalization & participatory medicine    * What is the future role of the doctor?    * Info-mediaries: Human & automated navigation    * Knowledge creation: expert vs. wiki    * User-generated health care

We heard from five different innovative companies that have created Ix-oriented Health 2.0 applications.

    * Enhanced Medical Decisions    * Krames    * Healthwise    * Silverlink    * bWell Informed

As we move forward, we’re going to tackle a variety of questions, such as:

  • What are the biggest needs in health care that Ix and Health 2.0 could solve?
  • What are the “home runs” at the intersection of Ix and Health 2.0?
  • What are the most important issues, tools and technologies that we should cover at our April conference?

This is a great time to help shape our agenda. What do you think?

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  1. “What are the biggest needs in health care that Ix and Health 2.0 could solve?”
    Who do we focus on ? 10% of patients account for 70% of all costs so it makes sense at a community level to focus on this segment but they are probably not most profitable from a consumer apps view.
    How do we communicate” Developing 2 way communication for this population (ie clinical alerts sent to both providers and patients)
    What do we focus on? I want to see real time quality metrics personalized at the point of care. I don’t care what the average diabetes testing quality metric for a clinic is I want to be sure that my Dad has the standard of care on that visit. (for example has he had the recommended H1Ac testing in the last year not what is the doctor’s overall quality measure for this)
    Sherry – Alliance4Health