Explore the world of consumer tools, including wellness, content and community, medication adherence and consumer tools for self management. Previously health producer for CNN, Marjorie Martin is the SVP & GM of EverydayHEALTH. Here she explains how communities work with the healthcare system and introduce new tools.
Howard Steinberg is the CEO of dLife, a website catering to the community of diabetes patients. Steinberg goes into the influences, development, progression, and success of the company and their website.
Neil revolutionized the UK medical community in 1998 when he founded Doctors.net.uk. Now he’s behind iWantGreatCare.org which allows local communities to rate and review doctors, dentists, hospitals, medicines and care homes. Whilst this has made some of his fellow British doctors a touch grumpy (well in some cases more than a touch), Neil’s finding that several providers are very interested in discovering much more about the views of their patients and can use that data to make management decisions.
Howard has lived with type 1 diabetes since age 10, and wrote Jackie’s Got Game!, a children’s book about diabetes. So it’s not surprising that dLife’s multi-media strategy combines its community site with dLifeTV, iPhone app and management tool, and outreach programs. Margaret is a UPenn psychiatry professor who runs two major studies on childhood obesity prevention.
They are here together to tell you about what we think is the first formal collaboration between a Health 2.0 online community and a major integrated delivery system, aimed at really seeing the impact of online community and management tools on the lives of people with diabetes.
Howard Steinberg, CEO, dLife
dLife is a diabetes disease management platform connecting millions of diabetes patients, consumers, and caregivers. Last year Founder Howard Steinberg told Health 2.0 about dLife’s trial with Geisinger Health System. Now the results are in – and the result is that community makes a very positive difference in diabetes care. This demo was part of “Birds of a Feather: A Look at Communities” panel at the Health 2.0 San Francisco 2011 conference.