Doctors 2.0 & You organizers of the 2nd edition today announced the finalists of the conference start-up contest. Ten start-ups based in 6 countries in Europe, Asia, and North America will compete on May 23-24 in Paris by presenting to a jury and networking in order to also compete for the popular vote. The services they bring represent a new generation of web and mobile applications, collective intelligence through communities, connection between healthcare professionals and patients at a distance. The 2011 winners, Diagnosia (Austria), MesVaccins (France), Withings (France and USA) will exhibit in May in Paris.
Organizer Denise Silber notes that "healthcare social media and web 2.0 for health generate a good number of start-ups, and increasingly in the mobile space, but they need to get greater visibility in order to get more funding and Doctors 2.0 & You wishes to help in this respect, thanks to our contest."
The 2012 start-ups are - by alphabetical order: Avis Médical (France) a patient-physician question and answer service, BlaBlaDoctor (Indonesia) an online health community targeting users through 5 languages (Arabic, English, French, Indonesian, Spanish). DigitHealth services to physicians on mobile, (France), drugee online service facilitating side effect reporting, (France), iDoc24 (Sweden) distance dermatology advice, Laastari (Finland), an on-site clinic using mobile devices and eHealth to improve efficiency, MeltingDoc (France) online physician communities, Observia (France) online tools for improving treatment adherence, SantéConnect (France) online professional communities, Synappz (Netherlands) with its first mobile app, a voiding diary. The jury include international eHealth experts with a start-up mentoring background: Eugene Borukhovich (Netherlands/US), Leo Exter (Belgium), Dr Pam Yoder (US), Lukas Zinnagl (Austria).
About Doctors 2.0™ & You
Paris, France will be the world capital for Web 2.0 and Social Media in Health and Medicine, on May 23-24, 2012, when the 2nd edition of Doctors 2.0™ and You convenes at the International Residence situated in the elegant Cité Universitaire campus. Doctors 2.0™ & You will shed light on strategic issues for all of Health Care. The theme is how doctors and other professionals, patients, hospitals, government, pharma, and payers use Social Media, mobile apps, and Web 2.0 tools to connect and the best practices that emerge for each.
Speakers include Paul Wicks PatientsLikeMe, 2011 MIT Humanitarian of the Year, Dutch doctors Bart Brandenburg and Eric Jansen, with their famous tweetconsults, numerous epatients (including Kathi Apostolidis, Yvanie Caillé, Sarah E Kucharski), Drs Gao and Li, founders of HaoYisheng and Dxy portals, with one million + Chinese physicians each, Jennifer Dyer (EndoGoddess), Lawrence Sherman (Prova Education), Robert Fraser (Connecting Nurses), Alexane Gurvic (Roche), Franck Antwerpes (DocCheck), Roberto Ascione (Publicis Healthware), Jorge Juan Fernandez Garcia (Hospital San Juan de Dios). In true 2.0 style, participants will personalize their workshop selection, choose best start-ups and posters, and communicate on TwitterTv. Recognized by the French Ministry of Health and partnering with the Stanford Medicine X conference whose founder, Dr Larry Chu will speak, Doctors 2.0™ and You is the event for your Health Care Social Media calendar in 2012.