The Next Generation of Communities Part 2: Integration Within the Delivery System

The notion that an online community could be embedded in a health care delivery system is still mostly foreign, but at the Health 2.0 Fall Conference in San Francisco, October 7-8, 2010, there were two examples presented on the main stage. Part 2 of the The Next Generation of Communities session introduced the collaboration between dLife and Geisinger Health System and a presentation from iWantGreatCare.

Margaret Rukstalis, Clinician Investigator, Geisinger Health System and Howard Steinberg, CEO, dLife presented an exciting pilot study in which the two organizations are using an online community for people with diabetes. Neil Bacon, Managing Director, iWantGreatCare demonstrated his tool which helps providers understand, measure and compare the outcomes of health care delivery in the UK.

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