Health 2.0 is participatory healthcare. Enabled by information, software, and community that we collect or create, we the patients can be effective partners in our own healthcare, and we the people can participate in reshaping the health system itself.
Matthew Holt recognizes this as the latest definition out there. As I mentioned in my comments on previous posts about this , I started this process out of necessity. I needed to describe health 2.0 in a presentation to the Board of the California Healthcare Foundation. I did use the definition above, and what I was/am happiest about it is that it’s something I would not have come up with in my physician state of being (as patient focused as I am), and that it was finalized and approved by a patient.
We’re talking about a definition this time; isn’t this a metaphor for how any health system improvement should happen from now on?