Web 2.0 + Medicine = Medicine 2.0. You must have read the BMJ article: How Web 2.0 is changing medicine. I’ve been searching for med 2.0 links for days now, and I hope you’ll like them. Some of them will definitely be known, but some must be new. Let’s start with two studies:

According to the Pew Internet & American Life Project, about 113 million U.S. residents searched for health care information online in 2006, and eight million individuals search online daily for information about diets, diseases and physicians.

After demonstrating last year that medical students greatly improved their stethoscope skills by listening repeatedly to heart sounds on their iPods, lead investigator Michael Barrett, M.D., clinical associate professor of medicine and cardiologist at Temple University School of Medicine and Hospital, set out to test the technique on practicing physicians.

Me, I’m just installing the Diagnosaurus on my PDA…

A site for searching, but you can request for live assistance. I tried it and I got relevant information on Brugada syndrome. As they say: ChaCha combines the best of the web’s search engines with the human intelligence made possible by a vast community of skilled search experts.

It started with a simple observation: physicians need easier access to patient information. Since then, PatientKeeper has grown to become the leading physician information system provider: to review electronic patient records…write prescriptions…enter charges…dictate notes…document encounters…place orders…even consult with other caregivers.


The aim is to extend the programs currently offered online to librarians and library users to the Second Life virtual reality game. Although there are a couple of libraries currently on Second Life, none currently offers programs or services.

The second part of this post is coming soon. Thank you for watching!