Medicine in Social Media

Webicina Advisory Board


The mission of the Advisory Board of Webicina that features key opinion leaders in health 2.0, participatory healthcare and the e-patient movement is to ensure transparency and also to help us make our applications and services as efficient as possible. The Webicina Advisory Board Members in alphabetical order:


Phil Baumann
Phil Baumann is a registered nurse who earned his BSN from Drexel University and blogs about how social software can be used most effectively in health care. He is actively engaged in ongoing discussions about health care technologies and how the Web is rapidly changing the way we communicate, collaborate and live our daily lives. He is a blogger, consultant, workshop leader and speaker who helps organizations and the public at large understand the opportunities and challenges which the Web poses from a health care perspective. He is also part of the Better Health Network of medical bloggers and founded #RNchat, which is the first real-time conversation of registered nurses on Twitter. He's passionate about evolving technologies and explores the relationship between social software and health care on his blog. For a snapshot of his philosophy and practical views on how to dovetail social media with health care, check out his 140 Health Care Uses for Twitter.

PhilBaumann.com| CareVocate.com | Twitter





Dr Mike Cadogan
Dr Mike Cadogan, a graduate of the University of Edinburgh and Oxford, is a senior emergency physician at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Western Australia and resuscitation doctor for the Western Force rugby team. Recognising the need for enhanced medical information distribution in Australia both at a structural and an educational level, he created an interactive intranet learning platform in 2006 to facilitate e-learning using high quality multimedia content. Mike also founded the development of HealthEngine, Australia's most comprehensive search engine to find doctors. He is a prolific writer and editor of Life In the Fast Lane amongst his many blogs and medical texts. Widely regarded as the number one medical blogger in Australia and an expert in medical applications of social media, he is a sought after speaker and consultant to corporate clients and educational and research institutions both in Australia and internationally.

Life In The Fast Lane| Healthengine.com.au | Twitter






e-Patient Dave deBronkart
Diagnosed in 2007 with advanced kidney cancer, e-Patient Dave deBronkart rapidly learned to use every aspect of empowerment, technology, and participatory medicine to beat the odds. A founding co-chair of the Society for Participatory Medicine, in 2009 he became an international spokesman for the e-patient movement, and in 2010 left his previous career to work full time in transforming healthcare.

E-Patient Dave | E-patients.net | Twitter






Dr. Vesselin Dimov
Dr. Ves Dimov is Board-certified Internal Medicine Physician, Assistant Professor at University of Chicago, former Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic and Case Western Reserve University, Board-eligible Allergist and Immunologist, and Member of the New England Journal of Medicine Advisory Board for Students and Residents. He is the founder of ClinicalCases.org, the most popular online case-based curriculum of clinical medicine, which has received more than 5 million page views since 2005. It was featured in 14 high-impact scientific journals and hyperlinked in the websites of 33 medical schools.

Clinical Cases and Images | Twitter





Lucien Engelen
Lucien Engelen has worked since 2007 at the Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre as Head of the regional acute healthcare network. He also advises the Board in terms of changes in healthcare enhancing the participation of the patients and their informal care in their own disease, working towards Participatory Healthcare. He has been organizing prestigious conferences focusing on health and social media. He is the curator of TEdxMaastricht.

Posterous | Twitter | Zorg 2.0 | ReShape





Susannah Fox
Susannah Fox studies the cultural shifts taking place at the intersection of technology and health care. Her survey research has documented The Social Life of Health Information as well as the fact that participation matters as much as access. Fox contributes to a health care blog, e-patients.net, and is the former editor of the website for U.S. News & World Report, winner of the 2001 National Magazine Award for General Excellence in New Media. She has also worked as a researcher for RealNetworks and for The Harwood Group. Fox graduated from Wesleyan University with a degree in anthropology.

Pew Internet Research | E-patients.net | Twitter





Kerri Morrone Sparling
Kerri Morrone Sparling was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes on September 11, 1986. She started her blog, Six Until Me, in May of 2005 because she was tired of Googling "diabetes" and coming up with little more than a list of complications and frightening stories. She couldn't find what she was looking for, so she decided to create the outlet for herself. One of the first diabetes patient bloggers, Kerri is also a freelance writer, diabetes advocate, and new media consultant. She speaks regularly at Health 2.0 conferences and contributes to many health websites and publications.

Sixuntilme.com | Disclosures| Twitter




Mark Senak
Mark Senak is an attorney with over twenty years of experience offering a blend of law, communications, public health and public relations. As a trend-spotter, Mr. Senak is the author of ‘Eye on FDA’ which is a professional blog that breaks through medical-legal jargon and provides patients, healthcare providers, journalists, analysts and members of the pharmaceutical industry as well as regulators themselves with a one-stop-shop of industry analysis. He also has written and spoken extensively about the regulatory aspects of social media and health care communications. The blog has been regularly ranked by edrugsearch.com as one of the top 100 blogs on health and medicine.

Eye on FDA | Twitter





Denise Silber
A public speaker, blogger, and Social Media influencer, Denise Silber is the president of Paris-based Basil Strategies, digital health consultancy and founders of the Doctors 2.0 & You conferences. Denise has been an eHealth expert, web consultant, and evangelist since the mid-'90's in Europe and the US, writing the most widely-cited European Commission publication, the Case for eHealth. A Smith College graduate and Harvard MBA, Denise, in 2011, became one of the few American citizens named to the Legion of Honor, France’s highest civil decoration, for her work in advancing international eHealth. Denise is also a member of the faculty at Essec Business School and the Stanford Medicine online course on mHealth.

e-Health | Twitter