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A Little Booklet about Health 2.0

So today my “Little Booklet about Health 2.0” was published in the first e-bookstore Kindle.


It is just a little “amuse”, made for those who are looking for what’s in it for them íf there is something in it for them. It appears that it can help to “convince” others to take a step into exploring what health 2.0, or in my opinion Participatory Healthcare can bring. (see also our systematic review on health 2.0 definitions)

In this booklet i tried to provide a different way of thinking about participatory healthcare. You are invited to share the discussion on how web 2.0 changes the healthcare sector, and how to implement web 2.0 concepts in the daily practice of physicians and healthcare providers. 

After our publisher first printed and published in Dutch in several bookstores (like, Selexyz,, the Apple iBooks-store (US but Dutch booklet) and of course Eburon itself).

Also as of September a USB stick with a selection of 5 managementbooks will be available (in Dutch( with i.e. this booklet on it. 

Also the e-book version came available (, Selexyz, and of course Eburon itself) 

It is now is available in English too. at first in the Amazon Kindle Store as a e-book first, the printed version will follow soon. Also we expect to appear in the Apple iBook today or within days. Will update here.



UPDATE April 2011  : One year since A Little Booklet About Health 2.0, the Radboud REshape & Innovation Center presents an update. What is the present state of affairs? What are the dilemmas, obstructions, and concerns facing the development of Health 2.0?

Interviews and portraits conveniently provide insight into the future of health care, and how to get there. Patients, doctors, entrepreneurs and administrators elucidate that this is not going to happen by itself. Nevertheless, Health 2.0 has proved to be more than just a hype, it has become reality. The relationship between patient and health-care provider is decidedly undergoing change.

Excerpts from Health 2.0, the update:

“Impose a fee on physicians and health-care institutions that refuse to participate.”

“Less direct contact does not mean that your patient is less central. That’s a perspective from the traditional mode of thinking about health care.”

“I am getting more ‘two-point-o’ by the day. It saves me for example a lot of phone calls with secretaries.” 



Lucien Engelen

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