Thursday, March 18, 2010

Runkeeper - A new IPhone application for runners

Runkeeper is a new IPhone application for runners.

Outside the great design it gives you the opportunity to :

1. Track your fitness activities, including distance, time, speed, pace, calories burned, elevation, and path traveled on a map by the GPS capabilities of the IPhone

2. Store all of your activities on your personal web dashboard in RunKeeper web site and monitor your progress.

3. Your results can be sent to Twitter and Facebook as soon as you finish your activity

About other features you can read here:

RunKeeper features

Saturday, October 3, 2009

3D animations for medical education

Long time since my last post and Im really regret about it.

Its time to get back with full engines for writing about so many new issues and topics relating to Health 2.0

Today' Uts not about a new site but still worth to mention here.

Under is a global provider of animated, web-based educational services that enhance physician’s web sites and practices. The engaging 3D Animations and Videos are customized and integrated into medical websites of organizations, clinics and private physicians sites as well as medical portals.

You can choose either buying already made videos and images or developing and producing a new product via their service and production capabilities.

Try and look at the site and watch several images and videos.

There are images in categories such:

Plastic surgery, Orthopedics, Dermatology etc.

You can also see the link on our .

Monday, July 13, 2009

Medical 2.0 index

Hello all

Im glad to announce and share with you our new site called

Medical 2.0 Index

What is Medical 2.0 about?

Its about giving you top notch aggregation of tools , services, sites and applications belong to the Health 2.0 / Medical 2.0 sector.

We are doing constant collection of advanced sites , portals, services which are giving added value both to Health professionals as to consumers, patients and caregivers.

You can search for topics and content by highly specific tags. You can get first visual impression about sites by looking at the boxes we presenting in our sites. You can also help us rate the services.

As there is a positive movement at the Health 2.0 sector its about time to give you ( almost everyone) an easy and usability site and index to start looking and search for information and services that fit to your needs.

We will update the site constantly. We will be grateful to get suggestions from you about any kind of link concerning Healt 2.0 or E-Health.

We will be interested also in any kind of creative collaborations with other services and sites in our field.

Thanks a lot to Cnaan Aviv - An excellent programmer and internet geek which help as a partner to create Medical 2.0 index.

Enjoy and share with us your thoughts about it. Dont hesitate to tell others about it.



Saturday, June 13, 2009

Use Twitter for Your Chronic Illness

So many talks and news about Twitter lately. Its also takes power on the Health 2.0 arena.

Here's an excellent post that describe how to use twitter for the benefit of the chronic illness patient. It was published just now at the BB Health blog.

The main concept is that there are so many details and situations in the daily activities and of the chronic patient which can be worth a lot from the medical aspect and in the eyes of the physician ( important anamnestic details). If someone describe in his twitter account many of these situations that directly belong or even partly belong to his medical condition than his doctor can make an important input from those 140 characters notings.For example : notings of diabetic patient or someone who suffer from chronic pain condition.

In her post Lisa Copen suggest 5 steps to use Twitter in such circumstances.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

The new edition of Medicine 2.0 carnival


Im glad and proud to edit the new edition of this carnival.

These days we can observe that the Health 2.0 sector is no longer in his premature age. Another evidence for understanding the growing interesting on this sector we can see from the last month article published on Economist .
There are more and more private as well as public organizations and firms which are contribute to the development of the sector by investing efforts of time, money, and human equity ( journals, hospitals, health organizations etc.). These organizations are joining to private people- professionals as well as non pro which are contribute to the success of the Health 2.0 world. This unique world is no longer stnading by itsef (as a virtual world).More and more connections are seen between the health sector of the real world with that of the "web world".

In Found the Cache blog there is a summary about hospitals using the social media tools.

You can even read this article ( mentioned by scienceroll) to understand how the new social media tools influence on health organizations and hospitals.

Berci Mesko share with us some important and relevant tools for following news regarding the swine flu ( Here also we can see how major organizations are using web 2.0 tools ) .

The Healthinformaticsblog posted about a new new research project looking at using Social Media to track flu symptoms ( social media = Facebook).

The other side of the success ( so many items and news regarding medicine/health ant the web/Technology) is the danger of being overloaded with all of this information.

The blog mention this in one of his post and share with us some tools and suggestions how to deal with this problem.

In E-Health blog you can watch an excellent presentation - " Roadmap to web 2.0 in healthcare organizations". This presentation summarize and explain the new web 2.0 tools used by these organization ( not only organizations but also privates in the health sector) via the web for marketing/BD/educatin/knowledge sharing etc.

Interesting discussion and thoughts regarding the impact of mobile applications and SMS services in the in the health sector you can also read in Mobilehealthnews. ( Thanks to Health Management RX for referring to this post).

One example shows the new generation of Health applications via mobile phones and iPhones is the application that gives the physician as well the mother to watch her baby grow on the mobile.

If we are talking about new web tools in the service of health ( including health organizations) we should also remember and understand the place and the role of our Mobiles in this field - MHealth ( Mobile Health).

Another important presentation is about the position that Twitter is taking in our lives ( professional lives). You can read and observe some interesting facts and numbers regarding "twittering from conference - Boston Health 2.0 conference".

New England Journal of Medicine is showing us again the new role of the "new journals" in the "new web days" by creating the H1N1 Influenza center ( continuous updates about the swine flu).

Other interesting posts seen lately in our Era:

1. Wiimote Is Not Only For Gaming Anymore from Medgadget . Its about findings from a study showing that using the Nintendo Wii gyroscopic remote can be a viable option for modern radiologists.

2. Another post from Medgadget is about a new human atlas via iPhone.

3. Watch about the upcoming new visual EMR ( again, thanks to medgadget).

4. You can watch many videos from the Health 2.0 Online Care Symposium ( Thanks to Health 2.0 blog).

5. Post from the Healthcare IT Guy about ways for medical students and professionals to join the Health IT community ( for those who desire to work in this field).

Some interesting blogs worth to watch and read:

The idea is to mention not only new blogs but professional ones which share with us interesting content in specific subcategories related to Health 2.0:

1. healthGAMERS - Its about Health Games, an emerging field that uses game-based technology to improve the health of the public.

2. An old one but like a wine, getting better from day to day is the Street Anatomy blog . Its about art, design and medicine. For those who didnt find it until now, worth to following.

I hope you enjoyed reading this carnival edition.

Thanks once again to Bertalan Mesko fororganizing this carnival ( as well as creating some other excellent projects regarding Health 2.0).

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Handle your pain by PDA

Today is about two subcategories of the Health 2.0 world- Combination of PDA tool and PHR.
The concept is to handle your pain by the PDA- Chronic pain management.
The idea of the product is a new PDA application that handle through graphic interface the pain management of every user. You can also transfer the data to your own PHR and even give the precious information to your physician ( actually this is the main practical goal lt- Help your physician helping you to deal with your chronic pain).

Some information from the application site:

"the application allows people with pain to record structured information on
their pain experience, treatment and physical activities every two hours throughout
the day."

"The team is also working on developing software that will automate the
analysis of information captured in the EPAD to offer patients and providers key
insights about a patient’s pain and treatments informed by best practices in pain

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

New Contraception Checker

A new service from NHS Direct web site is the Online Contraception Checker .

Health 2.0/ Medicine 2.0 is not only complex and highly advanced and innovation platform .Its also about the idea of bringing people to check, s.investigate, informed and manage even simple acts and events concerning their health through the web.

The new service was used already by 34,700 people. Its another smart and simple algorithm of questions and answers leading the user to the right decision following his condition ( for example ; what to do if someone had an unprotected sex three days ago).
There is ability to make an unidentified web chats with web advisors available all over the working hours throughout the day ( 8 am - 8 pm)' and even in the weekends.

Simple service, that solve major problem for so many people in a quick and usable manner.

Below you can read Some interesting and useful information about this NHS Direct service:

1.Medicine information enquiries are one of the top three reasons people phone the service and emergency contraception makes up the largest percentage of those calls.

2. So far there have been 34,700 unique visits to the new online Contraception Checker and of those 409 engaged in anonymous web chats – 3% of those were from men.