e-health: Health 2.0 Announces Europe Conference in 2010

The Health 2.0 Conference is delighted to announce that it will be holding its first European conference in Paris on April 6-7, 2010.

Health 2.0 has featured dynamic speakers and cutting edge presentations from:
WebMD, Google Health, Microsoft Health Vault, A.D.A.M., The Mayo Clinic, Aetna, BCBS, Safeway, Pfizer, Group Health, Healthwise, Health Evolution Partners, Clay Shirky, Pacific Business Group on Health, the Markle Foundation, and many more! To see these presentations and more, DVDs from 2007 and 2008 are available

The panels and topics will include:

  • Search & content–How does the best of vertical search technology resonate in a world where government programs provide significant amounts of health content?
  • Patient social networks–The advancement and popularity of patient communities online is an international phenomenon. We’ll be examining communities in different cultures, languages and context, and see what impact they have on care delivery in different countries–and what the internationalization of information means for patients and doctors.
  • Physician social networks–In the US physician social networks are in some aspects replacing the function of traditional physician professional organizations. Physician activity online has a long tradition in Europe too. We’ll look at the role of established players, and new market entrants.
  • Consumer tools are the third leg of the Health 2.0 stool. Some of the most sophisticated drug, condition and treatment tools are giving patients as much if not more information than their physicians. Their use is already controversial in the US, but how is it playing out in different medical cultures across Europe
  • Patients and physicians communicating online–Some of the most successful use of primary care EMR is in different European nations, and some have been able to integrate direct services to consumers, while others have stalled in their attempts. Meanwhile, largely apart from EMR use in the US, a new generation of online care services is developing rapidly. How will this play out in the European context?
  • Privacy, data, trust, and Health 2.0–Europe has restrictive privacy laws and at least one major initiative has largely been held back because of complaints from privacy advocates. What does that mean for emerging Heath 2.0 companies in Europe, and what can we expect for the future?
  • The government view point–How does Health 2.0 fit into the various national IT strategies for EMRs, PHRs and national health and wellness?
  • Industry and hospital organizations–How does Health 2.0 fit into  the communication strategy of a traditional healthcare player? Is Europe following in the footsteps of North America or paving its own way?

To get more information and visit the brand new web Health 2.0 web site at http://www.health2con.com

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