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    Principle Healthcare Associates is an expert resource and dedicated advocate for Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant, Physician and Healthcare Executive job seekers. With many years of recruiting experience, we deliver strategies to help clients identify diamonds in the rough and candidates stand head and shoulders above the competition.

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Are you ready for Health 2.0?

Are you ready for Health 2.0?

One of the most intriguing aspects of the evolving provider/patient relationship is how it will change as patients and providers participate more and more in what has been termed Health 2.0.

Health 2.0 is a term that is related to the term Web 2.0.  Web 1.0 describes what most of us do on the Internet: we search for information about a subject and then we read the documents that the search engine identifies for us. Web 2.0 describes how more and more of us are using tools like blogs, podcasts, video, online forums, Really Simple Syndication (RSS), social networks, Wikis, and other disruptive technologies to create user-generated content.  Health 2.0 describes how patients are using the Internet to take charge of their own health care, and how some pioneering providers are using the same tools to partner with their patients.

Intriguing to note that the Veteran Administration‘s use of VistA, a repository for storage and analysis of medical/pharmacy data coupled with an online social network linking patient/provider, has cut individual patient healthcare costs by a whopping 30 percent.  How, you ask?  Simply put, patients are more engaged, care is provided in a timely manner and unnecessary tests and procedures are avoided.

Ultimately, new collaborative technologies and connectivity tools foster a cooperative environment that allows organizations — and the people who work in them — to gain much greater control over many important healthcare factors.  In helping people work together to achieve better healthcare outcomes (i.e. healthier lifestyles), organizations reap the benefits of improved productivity.

Principle Healthcare Associates is an expert resource and dedicated advocate for Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant, Physician and Healthcare Executive job seekers. With many years of recruiting experience, we deliver strategies to help clients identify diamonds in the rough and candidates stand head and shoulders above the competition.

Contact us at PHA email and be sure to visit us at PHA Website

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