Oct 9th. The Search for Better Health: Empowering Consumer Health

Panelists:

  • Yahoo‘s Director of Product Management, Don Chennavasin
  • RightHealth/ Kosmix‘s RightHealth Product Manager, Saumil Mehta
  • Healthline‘s Chairman and CEO, West Shell

Moderator: Matthew Holt, The Health Care Blog and The Health 2.0 Conference

Date:
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Time:
6:30pm – 9:00pm
Location:
Microsoft Silicon Valley Conference Center
Street:
1065 La Avenida, Building 1
City/Town:
Mountain View, CA

From health search engines and widgets to social networks and web med journals, consumers have access to more medical information than ever before. A recent PEW report estimates 75-80% of all Internet users have searched online for health info. In fact, 75% of e-patients with a chronic condition say their last health search affected a decision about how to treat an illness or condition.

How consumers search for health data and interact with information in cyberspace is changing the way we live. From developing healthier habits to asking better questions with their doctors and controlling online medical records, the web is empowering patients around the globe.

In this discussion, Health 2.0 experts from Kosmix’s RightHealth, Healthline, Yahoo! and others will discuss the rising popularity of online health information sites, and its impact on the medical field. This panel, moderated by Matthew Holt of the Health 2.0 conference, will also provide insight into health user behavior, lessons learned and plans for the future.

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  1. […] than ever before for individuals to procrastinate on calling the doctor by surfing the Web. Discuss the rise of Joe Six Pack, Web M.D. at tonight’s Search SIG at the Microsoft Conference Center in Mountain View, Building 1, at 6:30 […]


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