September 28, 2006
Medical Journal 2.0?
I just received an interesting email from Health Affairs, which highlights just how far this Web 2.0 “thing” is going.
Dear Health Affairs subscriber,
For twenty-five years Health Affairs’ goal as a journal has been to foster an ongoing dialogue on health policy issues of concern to a diverse audience of interested readers. We wanted to let you know that we are launching a blog on our Web site, www.healthaffairs.org, with the aim of expanding the dialogue even further.
The main elements of Health Affairs’ blog will include:
- invited posts from leading policy analysts;
- responses from a variety of health care stakeholders;
- comments from readers;
- links to timely information both within Health Affairs and from other sources;
- posts from Health Affairs’ editors on policy briefings, new reports, hot policy topics.
Writers during the first two weeks will include:
James Robinson, University of California, Berkeley, on Michael Porter’s new book
Alain Enthoven, Stanford University, writing his first-ever blog post.
Uwe Reinhardt, Princeton University
Alan Maynard, University of York
And much more.
Blog postings will not be peer-reviewed, but all will be vetted by the journal’s editors.
We invite you, our loyal readers, to join us in this new venture beginning October 5 at www.healthaffairs.org/blog.
John K. Iglehart
I see this as an additional “grey literature” resource and something that we need to be aware of. I have not fleshed all of my thoughts out about this and invite comments.