Wrapping Up Health 2.0

iConsult, health 2.0 conference

Health 2.0 wraps up today and it has been full of fascinating discussion, new technology and most importantly the opportunity to improve the lives of everyday Americans.  We will be taking away new tasks, new ideas and new goals.

Some highlights for us

  • We had the opportunity to talk with Gregg Masters of HealthInnovationMedia.com about medical crowd sourcing and how effective it can be, from remote parts of the globe to urban centers.
  • Peter Kirk, our CEO, unveiled a trailer about Floating Doctors’ work in Panama on Monday afternoon.  His words resonated with the audience when he quoted from the Hippocratic Oath, “I will not be ashamed to say “I know not,” nor will I fail to call in my colleagues when the skills of another are needed for a patient’s recovery.”
  • Floating Doctors’ Sky LaBrot and our own SVP Jon Michaeli debuted the documentary to an enthusiastic audience yesterday.  Social media buzzed with retweets and shares of this powerful video and the spectacular work that these medical heroes do everyday.

Michaeli discussed how Floating Doctors uses our iConsult app, “our work with Floating Doctors is the perfect illustration of why I went into healthcare. Medical heroes and patients in extreme circumstances benefiting from a service that I helped to create with a team of very talented and passionate people. And yet, this special recipe — a community with a purpose using today’s technology — is not limited to developing countries where the populations don’t have access to even the most basic medical care. Far from it. It has broad implications for improving healthcare around the world.  I ask you, “Where else can $2.7M and combined 288 years of the best medical education converge on an individual patient case at one point in time at near ZERO cost?”‘

We had a great time at Health 2.0 – we only hope we gave as much to everyone to ponder as are taking away. That is, after all, the essence of Community.  Thank you all for speaking with us and helping spread the word about how powerful medical crowd sourcing can be, we look forward to continuing the conversation.

If you are a physician and would like to talk in depth about the medical issues of the day we’d love to have you join us inside Sermo.com.

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