The internet used to be mainly ‘one-way traffic’ (1.0). Nowadays it is becoming easy for internet users to communicate with each other via the web (2.0).
To describe the concept of Health 2.0 and to explore the possibilities of 2.0-technology for psychiatry.
Information was sourced from the literature and the internet.
Health 2.0 makes it possible for patients and health professionals to exchange information on such a large scale that new knowledge is generated. This will alter the relationship between doctor and patient. Increasingly, the patient is able to take the initiative. The interactive and open character of the internet leads to new discussions and can eventually improve psychiatric care.
Health 2.0 is an important development for psychiatrists.
Article in Dutch.
Hoekstra R. [Health 2.0 for psychiatrists]. Tijdschr Psychiatr. 2011;53(10):751–6.