WhoIsSick.org collaboratively collects symptoms and locations
Ed from WhoIsSick.org wrote me about his new site:
It is Web 2.0/User generated content meets Healthcare through a very simple Google Maps interface. Given the relatively slower adoption of internet and “web 2.0′ technology by much of the healthcare industry (aside from Revolution Health and a few select others), we set out to create a simple, user-friendly, and valuable website for the average consumer.
I thought you may want to check out some of the new features we added to the site. In the past we have received press from some notable websites and I just thought some of your readers may be interested in knowing about a site like ours. We’re hoping to ramp up traffic so that the site can be more useful to more people especially for the remaining of the 2008 flu season.
I love these kinds of simple but useful sites — their uses don’t fit an exact description but through collaborative communications between patients, care providers, and hopefully governments in the future we can experiment and learn alot about what I like to call “collaborative healthcare”.