Health 2.0 is a new term that has been created to account for the recent shift of technology to the healthcare field. It’s apparent that technology is giving the healthcare industry a much-needed boost, from social networking tools to mobile apps that help patients live healthier lives.
It’s obvious there is a lot of promise in mixing technology and healthcare. Consequently, we can see some benefits to this shift to the Health 2.0 Era. First and foremost, using technology in healthcare can provide for a better diagnosis. This, in turn, will lead to more effective treatment. For example, IBM has been creating a supercomputer known as “Mr. Watson” that can potentially help doctors to keep track of patient history, stay up-to-date on medical research and analyze treatment options.