Last weekend HealthCampMd took place in Owings Mills. The event was sponsored by Near-Time - The Enterprise 2.0 On Demand platform. Thanks to everyone who turned up and made this a fascinating event.
Melanie Swan, a Futurist, joined the event and took the participants through a visualization exercise to consider how Healthcare might look in 2050. I look forward to Melanie posting the output from those exercises.
Mike Cariaso gave us a fascinating tour of SNPedia. This is his labor of love that applies a wiki to help decode the meaning of your DNA. Mike's site provides tools to analyze the output file provided by 23andMe and other genetic testing services. These services have been in the news this week with a cease and desist letter coming from the State of California. SNPedia is not performing any testing but the use of wiki technology is fascinating. The service links to public research on the Human Genome and as more people use the service and add clarifying information or pointers to new research the wiki becomes more valuable for everyone involved.
Other discussions that took place during the day included using Twitter in HealthCare. PFAnderson has put together a great presentation on using Twitter in Healthcare that is available on Slideshare:
- Hold a HealthCamp event at Web 2.0 Expo - New York in September as part of the Web 2.Open channel
- Hold a HealthCamp event in October alongside the Health 2.0 Conference in San Francisco
- Hold a follow up HealthCamp event in central Washington DC in the latter part of 2008. HealthCampDc has been setup as a placeholder for this on barcamp.org