Health 2.0: What is It?


If you are like me, you have probably been seeing a lot of references lately to something called Health 2.0. And, if you are like me, you probably are not too sure about what it means. Joseph Conn attempts to explain this phenomenon in a article published on Modern Healthcare Online.

In the first paragraph, Mr. Conn assures us that if we are curious about Health 2.0, we are not alone. He says that on a given day “Health 2.0” is generating more than 130,000 hits on Google, outstripping “consumer-directed healthcare” at about 44,400 hits, but lagging “personal health record” at 294,000.

Conn then traces the roots of the term back to the phrase Web 2.0 (I’ve still been trying to figure out what that means.) and quotes some of the thought leaders in Health 2.0 such as Matthew Holt, Indu Subai, and Scott Shreeve.

This is only Part 1 of a two part series, but if you are interested in being able to impress the boss with you knowledge of the latest buzz phrase, it will be worth the read. Click here.


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