Using Web 2.0 for Health Information

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$93.99
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$84.59
Item Number: 
978-1-85604-731-9
Published: 
2011
Publisher: 
Facet Publishing, UK
Pages: 
192
Width: 
6"
Height: 
9"
Format: 
Softcover
  • Description
  • Table of Contents
  • About the Authors
  • Reviews

In the area of health information, the potential for using the Internet for professional collaboration is immense. Web 2.0 has affected every library and information sector and has tremendous potential to transform health information delivery still further.

By drawing together international case studies and reflections on using Web 2.0, this new book blends practical insights, theory, and reflective approaches to offer a cohesive overview of how Web 2.0 is already changing health and medical information work.

Key topics include:

• Enhancing medical, nursing, and health education
• Information literacy in a health information environment
• Supporting research
• Supporting clinical care
• Developing a service presence using Web 2.0
• Using social networking to develop an outreach service.

This book will be relevant and useful both to those new to Web 2.0 and to those with more experience wishing to gain further insight into its application.

PART 1: THE BASICS
 
1. Health information: an overview - Peter Morgan and Paula Younger
2. Web 2.0 in healthcare information: an overview - Paula Younger
 
PART 2: WEB 2.0 AND THE IMPLICATIONS FOR HEALTH INFORMATION
 
3. Emerging technologies in health, medical and nursing education - Patricia Anderson
4. Supporting learners via Web 2.0 - Laura Cobus-Kuo
5. Supporting research - Chris Mavergames
6. Crowdsourcing: the identification of content suitable for the developing world - Jon Brassey
7. Supporting patient needs: an overview of the potential role of Web 2.0 in patient and consumer information - Paula Younger
8. Some ethical and legal considerations in the use of Web 2.0 - Peter Morgan
 
PART 3: WEB APPLICATIONS IN HEALTH INFORMATION PROVISION: SOME PRACTICAL EXAMPLES
 
9. Web 2.0 in health libraries - Pip Divall
10. RSS (Really Simple Syndication): helping faculty and residents stay up to date - Thane Chambers, Dale Storie and Sandy Campbell
11. Using mashups in health information provision - Jukka Englund
12. Twitter in a hospital library - Hannah Prince
13. Using Web 2.0 to facilitate staff development - Andrew Booth, Anthea Sutton and Andy Tattersall
 
PART 4: THE FUTURE
 
14. Web 3.0 and health librarians: what does the future hold? - Allan Cho and Dean Giustini
15. Conclusion - Paula Younger

Paula Younger

Paula Younger is Library Manager, North Somerset Healthcare Library, Weston General Hospital, Weston-super-Mare.

Peter Morgan

Peter Morgan is Head of Medical and Science Libraries, Medical Library, Cambridge University.

"The collaborative potential of innovations such as blogs, wikis and RSS feeds could revolutionize health information. Looking at what has been achieved so far allows us to think about what we can do in the future. This is valuable reading for those who are wondering where thier place is in the brave new world of Web 2.0." 

--Information World Review
 
"Using Web 2.0 for Health Information does provide quite a good overview of the applications available as well as practical examples of how they may be utilized in a health library environment." 
--HLA News
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