This website has been set up as a service to the community of visionaries, entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, policy makers, and professionals who are working on fundamentally redefining the healthcare industry along the lines of “Web 2.0”. This movement was initiated at the first Health Camp, which took place in December 2006 in San Francisco, CA.

Feel free to identify yourself, list your project, or generally participate in any other way.

Defining Health 2.0 / Medicine 2.0

  • Health 2.0: Expansive definition “New concept of healthcare wherein all the constituents (patients, physicians, providers, and payers) focus on healthcare value (outcomes/price) and use competition at the medical condition level over the full cycle of care as the catalyst for improving the safety, efficiency, and quality of health care” – Last updated on May 25, 2007 (SOURCE–Believed to be Scott Shreeve (according to Matthew Holt)
  • Health 2.0: Traditional definition–“The use of social software and light-weight tools to promote collaboration between patients, their caregivers, medical professionals, and other stakeholders in health” Source: Adapted from Jane Sarasohn-Kahn’s [“Wisdom of Patients” report], by Matthew Holt.
  • Medicine 2.0: “Medicine 2.0 applications, services and tools are Web-based services for health care consumers, caregivers, patients, health professionals, and biomedical researchers, that use Web 2.0 technologies as well as semantic web and virtual reality tools, to enable and facilitate specifically social networking, participation, apomediation, collaboration, and openness within and between these user groups. (Source: Eysenbach, Gunther. Medicine 2.0 Congress Website launched.
  • Identifying Health 2.0 Companies : “Next generation health companies that leverage the principles of openness, standards, and transparency; utilize the technology tools of collaboration, information exchange, and knowledge transfer; and focuses on delivering value added services that empower health participants (patients, physicians, providers, and payers) with freedom, choice, and accountability for health outcomes.”