Jack Mason, IBM Strategic Communications, HealthNex Producer
For the last three days, the Blogposium has marshalled the expertise and energy of several dozen health bloggers and volunteers to expand and refine the Clinical Informatics Wiki.
Each blogger has picked a topic, and all readers have been invited to provide comments and suggestions to improve these wiki entries.
Our goal was to show that a bunch of motivated bloggers could do real, concerted work together, with readers serving as active co-collaborators. Our target was improving a wiki, which also makes the Blogposium a good example of Web 2.0, the increasingly people-powered Web and the Internet as a living, global platform for innovation.
What has been most interesting--and rewarding--about this process is how enthusiatic my fellow healthcare bloggers and other volunteers have been about working together on something collectively constructive. I think this underscores an important insight about innovation: people have a strong desire to be part of something new and novel, something practical and different.
As Steven Colbert of Comedy Central quips about his audience-- "you're the heroes"-- I will say with more sincerity (and "truthiness"): my fellow bloggers and volunteer contributors are the real heroes in this experiment. So please visit all their blogs, and offer them your comments and input on their work. (You can see our two efforts here, on genetic non-discrimination and biobanking below. In fact, the excellent new resource, BioBank Central, has just opened.)
Visit All the Blogposium Participants:
- Christina's Considerations on Regional Health Information Organizations
- Conmergence on Telehealth
- Drugwonks on FDA Critical Path Initiative
- eHealth on Integration of Personal Health Records and Electronic Medical Records
- EMR and HIPAA on Electronic Medical Records and Biometric Integration
- Envisioning 2.0 on The E-Patient-Provider Relationship
- HealthNex (two other topics: Biobanking and Genetic Privacy Issues)
- HITsmit on e-MAR Systems
- HIT Transition on RHIO Startup Funding and Finance
- Informaticopia on International Perspectives on Clinical Informatics
- Marketplace.MD on the Consumer-Driven Health Care Movement
- Medical Connectivity on Integrating Medical Devices into EMRs
- medmusings on Mobile Access to EMR/EHR/PHR for Providers and Patients
- Usemed on Ongoing and Completed EHR, CPOE and CDS Implementation Projects