9.4.08

Health 2.0 Unconference NL Taking Off - DC World Healthcare Congress



The Netherlands and America have shared many good things...


The Speedwell & Mayflower, thrifty concepts of commerce and entrepreneurial colonization, a love of frites (fries) and gut-churning coffee, and an outlet with the sole purpose of determining how consumer-directed, patient-centric developments will impact the healthcare marketplace.

Here's Dutch-American diplomacy at its best - now we're sharing Health 2.0.

Last night, Health 2.0 was featured on Dutch Radio Online during an interview with Twynstra Gudde's Martijn Hulst (one of the 3 musketeers organizing the event including yours truly, along with The Decision Group's Maarten Den Braber).

I met these two over at Tony Chen's Hospital Impact, and 3 weeks after Maarten and I agree to arrange a friendly intercontinental chat, wham - the first European Health 2.0 brainstorm event is on its way.

For all the grisly details, check out the invite (PDF format).

In true Web 2.0 fashion, Ning is our social networking site of choice (though we're also addicted to Twitter):
http://health20nederland.ning.com

Here's the Health 2.0 Unconference NL BarCamp wiki:
https://barcamp.pbwiki.com/Health20UnconferenceAmsterdam

Today must be a propitious day for big announcements.

Health Management Rx will be liveblogging from the 5th World Healthcare Congress in Washington, DC April 21-23rd. Coverage will also be syndicated at the newest Dutch healthcare blog Health 2.0NL (launch soon).

Fellow Health 2.0 vets and bloggers Dr. Vijay Goel and George Van Antwerp will also be covering - Vijay is moderating a discussion titled "Consumerism: How Far Does it Go/How Disruptive is it to the Existing Players?"

If you'll be at the World Healthcare Congress, wander on over to the media/press cluster and say hello to your friendly hometown expat blogger...should be a great show!


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