Saving Lives, Old-School Style

What if there was a simple, old-school style procedure that could save tens of thousands of lives every year? Better yet, what if it could be implemented at minuscule costs (about $3 million to rollout nationwide), and would require very little change in...

How Good Are Doctor Rating Sites?

Ruth Given has written a paper entitled, MD Rating Websites: Current State of the Space and Future Prospects (PDF), that was recently published on THCB. It’s a 39-page informal analysis (with an emphasis placed on informal) that takes a fairly good and...

Blogging to Save a Father’s Life

Yesterday, RocketBoom founder Andrew Baron took to the blogosphere to round up support in his efforts to get a rare drug approved for use in treating his father. His father was diagnosed with a very bad form of cancer called multiple myeloma and his dad’s doctor...

Health 2.0 Northeast Meeting Review

I along with e-Patient Dave, Dan Hoch and Danny Sands, attended the second Health 2.0 Northeast meeting in Cambridge, Mass. on Tuesday night (Oct. 7, 2008). It was an initially well-attended event, with up to 150 people who came out to network (old-school style!) and...
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