Health 2.0: The User Experience with Health 2.0

We were just introduced to a few interesting web services during a very moving video about patients’ experience with significant conditions.

There was also an impressive story about the use of SecondLife for a patient living with Multiple Sclerosis. She is able to go dancing every night in this community.

(Who is Melissa Peterman?) – launching today

David Sobel, MD – “Doctors will be flooded” with this material (potentially). “These sites can help people learn that they are more than about their disease.”



I too was moved by the videos at the conference. They showed the power of sharing personal health experience and how next generation web services can move the health consumer to his or her proper place: at the center and in control of their health experience and decisions.

Thanks for the mention of the Trusera launch yesterday. Trusera ( is creating a new resource for health consumers: the network where individuals connect through firsthand health experiences to take action. We offer access to relevant and credible information from the friend who's been through it. We call it "the power of been there".

David Sobel's comment at the conference was highly compelling – at Trusera we've found that people want to be viewed as whole individuals and not just the sum of their conditions. The web services that are being created in Health 2.0 have the opportunity to bridge this gap between consumers and providers, where the health industry and system start with the idea of a patient with a condition, not an individual with a personal context, preferences, and a desire for more control and involvement in their health.

Keith Schorsch

Founder & CEO

Trusera…The Power of Been There(tm)


I agree and thanks for adding some substance to my comment about Trusera launching. It is much more accurate coming from you.

In reflection on the events of the day, it was really clear to several of us that as much as we think the health systems we work in are patient-centered, the work you and your colleagues in this space are doing really takes this one (or many) steps farther in starting with the patient where they live and work, as opposed to starting with the physician or the health system.

Thanks for the stimulation to think differently,


Ted Eytan, MD