Doctors, healthcare professionals, and patients from around the world will convene in Paris, May 23-24, 2012, for the second annual “Doctors 2.0 and You” Conference whose focus is Web 2.0, social media and mobile apps for healthcare. Founder Denise Silber has partnered with Larry Chu of Stanford’s “Medicine X” event for this year’s conference that can be followed on Twitter @Doctors20 and via the hashtag #Doctors20.
Speakers at “Doctors 2.0 and You”
Speakers at the 2012 Doctors 2.0 and You Conference will travel to Paris from the Americas, Asia, and throughout Europe and will include physicians, patients, inventors, public health and other medical professionals.
Back for a second time as a speaker is Bertalan Meskó, MD, or @Berci, one of the most influential physicians on Twitter and founder of Webicina.com and the Webicina mobile app for iPhone and Android. Webicina curates online medical resources in social media for patients and medical professionals for free in over 15 languages.
The following is Dr. Meskó’s popular keynote from last year’s conference on physicians’ use of social media to attract patients. He also demonstrates how 2.0 tools are used in clinical work flow.
Jennifer Dyer MD, a tech entrepreneur in Ohio and a board-certified physician in both Pediatrics and Pediatric Endocrinology, will be sharing her experience at “Doctors 2.0 and You” in creating the Endogoddess Diabetes App and the new Endogoddess Kids app in development. Dyer believes there is a need for better pediatric apps and follows BJ Fogg’s behavior change model in developing her apps. Dyer is also known as @Endogoddess on Twitter and is part of the Duet Health by eProximiti team, an Ohio mobile health developer.
2012 Startup Competition
The Doctors 2.0 and You Conference will also continue its tradition in showcasing innovative startups. In an interview with MedCruch, Silber talked about the differences in startup culture between Europe and the United States.
Where Europe is truly behind (the U.S.), is in the quantity of funds available for start-ups, and in the skills that the average start-up entrepreneur will need in presenting his or her company to a potential investor.
Startups at “Doctors 2.0 and You” will demo for attendees who will then vote for their favorite startup. A separate vote will take place by a select jury (patient advocate, physician, eHealth professionals) for the 2012 innovation prize. Startups in the 2012 competition include:
L’AVIS MEDICAL A platform that puts patients directly in touch with healthcare professionals by telephone, where they can ask questions and receive medical responses. This enables doctors to reassure, explain, teach and follow patients in their healthcare journey.
BLA BLA DOCTOR The first healthcare social media platform that offers a space for independent discussion on hospitals and treatments in Asia. Available in Arabic, English, French, Indonesian, Spanish.
DIGITHEALTH New mobile application for French doctors, which contains drug info, news, information and other features.
DRUGEE A secure web application to collect medical secondary side effects (drug2e). The aim is to have the application on pharma websites and for it to be accessible via computer, tablet or smartphone by healthcare professionals and patients.
IDOC24 Anonymous advice service using any internet-connected device, with a downloadable iPhone app, MMS service with Swedish SIM cards and an internet web form that enables users to send photos of their skin for a dermatologist’s opinion.
LAASTARI Retail clinic model that is over 50% more cost effective than traditional primary care in Northern Europe. It uses innovative new models, online tools and connected instruments to achieve this goal.
MELTING DOC Network platform that aims to accelerate physician’s professional growth and facilitate medical breakthroughs by creating connections across professionals in diverse medical fields.
OBSERVIA An innovative online tool (in France) which enables a member of the medical team – doctor, nurse, pharmacist – to send important health information to a patient: healthy lifestyle tips, medication reminders, appointment reminders, etc.
SANTECONNECT Online tool for French health professionals on social networks by profession. Health professionals can find information and news, exchange point of views, hire or get hired and connect with other professional in the same field.
SYNAPZZ Communication tools and mobile apps for self monitoring purposes. Their first app is the iP Voiding Diary, which is an app for the iPhone and iPod to create a urological voiding diary, as an alternative to the existing pen-and-paper based diaries.
Last year, startup winners included: Diagnosia, (1st place by jury) an independent European source for medical drug information, and MesVaccins, (1st place by attendees) vaccine recommendations for patients.
The conference attracts those interested in new ideas in medical technology, social media and mobile health including physicians, patients, hospitals, technology professionals and payers.
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