What great fortune, to be sharing dinner with six interesting people who I'd had the fortune to meet on Twitter during the last year. The cool thing was--they were every bit as awesome IRL (in real life) as they are on line. All of us share a passion for making the patient experience better using digital tools--gamification, the quantified self, video patient information, social media for physicians and patients, etc. And while I didn't meet John Brownlee on Twitter, he was the other common bond amongst us; the CEO and founder of ClearMD who organized the meal.
The Doctors 2.0 conference brought doctors, patients and entrepreneurs together in an incredible setting, la Cité Universitaire:
We heard from healthcare startups, e-patients, pharma, doctors and medical futurists among others while networking and eating French snacks. Maybe it was the wine, but when the two day conference was over, I was left with a hopeful feeling that patients, doctors and healthcare entities who put patients first can brainstorm and make a difference for the better in patient lives.