In a time when web 2.0 is part of our daily lives, many initiatives in the sector of health are beginning to emerge and medical students/new generation of doctors are becoming aware that they need become visible in the virtual community.
In a time when web 2.0 is part of our daily lives, many initiatives in the sector of health are beginning to emerge and medical students/new generation of doctors are becoming aware that they need become visible in the virtual community. A new platform has made it possible for future doctors to get closer to larger public. Started in 2010, iValueHealth.NET was launched online in the beginning of 2012 to respond, among others, to the needs identified in the medical students’ community.
Since its launch last year, hundreds of medical students and future doctors have joined the platform and contributed to enriching its content. “Their feed-back is rather positive and most of them see real potential in linking up to their future patients via the platform”, said the founder of the project. “We want to give medical students the opportunity to make their voice heard by making use of new technologies, from staying in touch with patients and exchanging private messages to sharing research work within the medical community. We are persuaded that this is the way to drive the change in the healthcare sector that is still lagging behind from an IT standpoint”, added the founder.
Notable about iValueHealth.NET is its commitment to bring positive societal change through straightforward IT solutions. “In countries where people do not, or have limited access to health, iValueHealth.NET can make health more accessible for everyone via mHealth (Mobile Health) services. And medical students play a key role in delivering health through the knowledge they are constantly sharing on the platform.” pointed out further the founder of the project.
To date, more than 150k users have joined the iValueHealth.NET community and their positive echoes seem to trigger additional ones. Accessing iValueHealth.NET platform is free of charge and open to everyone. All one needs to connect is an e-mail address.