Physicians and The Internet: Touching Lives In The Digital Age

Date: May 19, 2009 Time: (All day)
Event Type: Lecture

In this presentation, Dr. Jones will describe the numerous ways in which physicians are interacting with patients online, contributing to content development, and helping to guide healthcare decision-making. Examples of misguided online patient tools and programs will be used to illustrate the importance of professional oversight in the development of Health 2.0 websites. Dr. Jones will also discuss social media trends, and how they might impact healthcare in the future.
Dr. Val Jones is the CEO of Better Health, a medical blog network that provides trusted commentary for patients and healthcare providers alike, and VP of Strategic Partnerships for MedPage Today, a peer-reviewed health news site. Prior to her work at Better Health, Dr. Jones was the Senior Medical Director of Revolution Health, a consumer health portal which received 160 million page views per month, and the founding editor of Clinical Nutrition and Obesity, an eSection of the Medscape Journal of Medicine.