April 6, 2010

Patients and Online Communities

The advancement and popularity of patient communities online is an international phenomenon. This panel examined communities in different cultures, languages and context, and what impact they have on care delivery in different countries–and what the internationalization of information means for patients and doctors.

The patient perspective from:

  • Roberto Ascione, PagineMediche.it
  • Gilles Frydman, ACOR
  • Jamie Heywood, PatientsLikeMe
  • Neil Bacon, iWantGreatCare
  • Christian Angele, imedo

Research and commentary from:

  • Alexander Schachinger, Humboldt University Berlin
  • Susannah Fox, Pew Internet

For more information, please see Health 2.0 Europe’s website or join the conversation on e-patients.net: Privacy can kill, openness can heal (a preview of the event) and Health 2.0 Europe: A Moveable Feast (a review of the panel).