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We have been fans and close-watchers of the growing Health 2.0 movement. It’s not that we think that Health 2.0 is a good idea; it’s that we think Health 2.0 is inevitable. The question, for us, is not whether or not “social” mediums will overtake the traditional delivery of healthcare and health information dissemination. The question is how long it will take for the new mediums to gain rapid absorption, and what forms will emerge?

With that in mind, the following are interesting conversations and announcements we are watching today:

  • An article from Fast Company by Jennifer Kilian and Barbara Pantuso: “In this feature articlefrog design uses its people-centered design discipline to show how elegant health and life science technology solutions will one day become a natural part of our behavior and lifestyle. What you see here is the result of frog’s ongoing collaboration with health-care providers, insurers, employers, consumers, governments, and technology companies. You can join the conversation too: this Thursday October 8 at noon eastern, frog will hold a discussion about the future of health care on Twitter (follow the hash tag #futureofhealthcare).”
  • The Health 2.0 conference in San Francisco.  We will be blogging from the conference at Communicating with Health Data
  • An announcement from Myca, owners of Hello Health, that they have received funding from Sandbox–a BCBS venture fund. We think Hello Health is brilliant, and consider the partnership of BCBS and Myca to be a bold and interesting move on the part of a traditional plan.