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* Yahoo’s Director of Product Management, Don Chennavasin
* Kosmix’s RightHealth Product Manager, Saumil Mehta
* Healthline’s Chairman and CEO, West Shell

Moderator: Matthew Holt, The Health Care Blog and The Health 2.0 Conference

From health search engines and widgets to social networks and web med journals, consumers have access to more medical information than ever before. A recent PEW report estimates 75-80% of all Internet users have searched online for health info. In fact, 75% of e-patients with a chronic condition say their last health search affected a decision about how to treat an illness or condition.

How consumers search for health data and interact with information in cyberspace is changing the way we live. From developing healthier habits to asking better questions with their doctors and controlling online medical records, the web is empowering patients around the globe.

In this discussion, Health 2.0 experts from Kosmix’s RightHealth, Healthline, Yahoo! and others will discuss the rising popularity of online health information sites, and its impact on the medical field. This panel, moderated by Matthew Holt of the Health 2.0 conference, will also provide insight into health user behavior, lessons learned and plans for the future. Attendees will learn how companies are presenting health information in new and exciting ways.

Official Website: http://searchsig.wordpress.com/2008/08/22/oct-9th-event-the-search-for-better-health-empowering-consumer-health/

Added by robertt on August 25, 2008