White Paper (hwit pā’pər) n.
1. A government report.
2. An authoritative report on a major issue, as by a team of journalists.
Congratulations to Matthew and Indu regarding the Health 2.0 Conference officially selling out yesterday (this is the good kind of selling out, as opposed to the bad kind of selling out). I have been thrilled to be associated with the both the Health 2.0 Technology and the overall Movement and look forward to attending the conference to meet new and old colleagues who are passionate about improving our healthcare system. The conference is the collective work of many people, and it is great that Matthew and Indu were able to do the heavy lifting and channeling the positive energy into helping this event happen. Once again, congratulations!
While the definition of Health 2.0 is still in evolution, the definitive verbiage is less important than attempting the identify the various themes that we are seeing emerge in the marketplace. In addition to creating the iconic “Beautiful Mind” theme graphic for Health 2.0, I am currently working on white paper (styled after the definitive Tim O’Reilly “What is Web 2.0?” article) to capture some of the core ideas. I hope, in true Web 2.0 fashion, to use this blog to begin to publish the various chapters that will comprise the effort. After publication, I hope to be able to include the broader community by posting to the Health 2.0 Wiki site for further collaboration.
As a preview, here is my working outline:
What Is Health 2.0?
Enabling Technologies and Reform Initiatives for Next Generation Healthcare
By Scott Shreeve, MD
3. Patient Centric
4. Pervasive Information – XHR
5. Value Driven agenda
6. Managing Medical Conditions over the Full Cycle of Care
7. Value Added Advisory Services
8. Universal HealthCare Coverage
9. Current Examples of Health 2.0
Should be an interesting experiment . . . I look forward to your participation.