Over at one of my favorite blogs, e-patients.net, e-Patient Dave is starting a dicussion about what Health 2.0 “is;”: e-patients: Participate in defining “Health 2.0”
I started things off with a definition based on one created by The Economist, which I’ll repeat here:
Health 2.0 is the transition to personal, participatory health care. Everyone is invited to see what is happening in their own care and in the health care system in general, to add their ideas, and to make it better every day.
Feel free to suggest your improvements here, or there. I enjoy the idea that patients like Dave and readers of e-Patients will create improvements that can be incorporated.
If someone asked you, “What is Health 2.0?” Would you feel comfortable answering with the definition above? If not, how would you change it? Be sure if you would to tell a little bit about “why?” The story of how we get here is as important as the where we got to.