Web 3.0 and medicine: make way for the semantic web

Submitted by Dean Giustini on December 21, 2007 - 13:45
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I hope you and your families have a peaceful and happy holiday. See you in 2008. - Dean

Web 3.0 and medicine: make way for the semantic web. British Medical Journal 2007;335:1273-1274.

Web 2.0 versus Web 3.0

Submitted by Dean Giustini on December 12, 2007 - 14:47

In writing this year's BMJ editorial (Christmas issue, watch for it), I tried to list the different features of web 2.0 and 3.0, and came up with a few obvious points of comparison. What else should be added?

web 2.0................................................web 3.0

Web 3.0 and medicine

Submitted by Dean Giustini on December 11, 2007 - 14:01
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New Film in the Auteur Tradition - Dr. Ravi & Mr. Hyde

Submitted by Dean Giustini on November 30, 2007 - 15:01
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A review of indie film - "Dr Ravi & Mr Hyde"

written by H. Ruhi Yaman
 
Dr. Ravi Godse, a Pittsburgh physician, has made an interesting new film in the true auteur tradition. As writer, producer, director he is also the lead in the film Dr. Ravi & Mr. Hyde.

Kindle is an Electronic Book Reader

Submitted by Dean Giustini on November 26, 2007 - 03:04
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The Kindle is an electronic book reader launched by Amazon.com. The Kindle weighs a mere 10.3 oz (292 g) and has a battery that lasts two days with wireless on, one week with wireless off. It charges in two hours. A computer is not required, according to Wikipedia.

Canada's health spending to reach $160 billion in 2007

Submitted by Dean Giustini on November 19, 2007 - 13:41

Canada’s health care spending continues to rise and is expected to reach $160.1 billion dollars in 2007, up from $150.3 billion in 2006. This represents an annual increase of 6.6% (3.2% after taking inflation and population growth into account), according to new figures
released by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) in its annual report on health spending -
National Health Expenditure Trends, 1975-2007.

Benefit for Open Medicine November 21st, 2007

Submitted by Dean Giustini on November 14, 2007 - 04:41
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[img_assist|nid=113|title=Benefit for OM|desc=|link=node|align=left|width=259|height=195]On NOVEMBER 21, 2007, the editors of Open Medicine will be celebrating the journal’s remarkable success to date in Toronto, Canada and will be coming together with members of our community to raise awareness and support for the future of the Journal.

 

Ubuntu software - does it have a place in medicine?

Submitted by Dean Giustini on November 10, 2007 - 20:05
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The word Ubuntu is often translated as "I am because you are" or "I am a person because of you" - a concept uniquely African in origin. I am using the word in this blogpost to refer to both a software project called Ubuntu and Ubuntu as a philosophy.

Using Web 2.0 tools in Consumer Health

Submitted by Dean Giustini on November 6, 2007 - 02:02

Two of the most popular sites on the Web, YouTube and Facebook, are often used as models of social software. Take for example the many consumer health websites currently emulating these two sites:

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