Intended for healthcare professionals

Rapid response to:


How Web 2.0 is changing medicine

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 21 December 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:1283

Rapid Response:

Web 2.0 and change in medicine

Thoughtful comments here, but it seems most address internet
replication of conventional models of information uptake in healthcare,
rather than innovative applications of technology to health improvement.

Does anyone really believe that faster & easier access to
narrative content on illness/injury conditions represents as large a
potential change in the way health care is practiced as do applications
which improve more direct capture of diagnostic & condition
information, systematic patient monitoring, etc?

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Competing interests: No competing interests

08 February 2007
Greg Judd