Happy New Year!
This past October, my brother Naveen and I had the privilege of attending the Health 2.0 conference in San Francisco. For those that are unaware, Health 2.0 is essentially the use of social media in health care. One example of a Health 2.0 application is www.patientslikeme.com. At patientslikeme, users are able to share their experiences with other patients in order to “…share information that can improve the lives of patients diagnosed with life-changing diseases”.
The conference was well run, organized and informative. However, it did not seem enough to meet twice a year then come home. We really wanted to continue the conversations we began in San Francisco. In December, we reached out to some of the Chicago-area people we met at Health 2.0 to gauge interest. We met just before the holidays to discuss how to create something on a local level to discuss, exchange ideas, and network. We had a great discussion
We are trying to organize another Health 2.0 Chicago meeting this Thursday (January 15, 2009) at 5:30 PM at Matilda (3101 N. Sheffeld, Chicago, IL). If you are on twitter you can RSVP at http://twtvite.com/p61cej. We hope that if you are interested Health 2.0 you will join us.