Patients and Online Communities

The advancement and popularity of patient communities online is an international phenomenon. This panel examines communities in different cultures, languages and context, and shows what impact they have on care delivery in different countries-and what the internationalization of information means for patients and doctors.

imedo – German Health Communities Online

Christian Angele, CEO, imedo | Germany

After working in corporate marketing in both well known german multi-nationals and in his own start up working in China, Christian founded imedo in 2007 and quickly raised more than $5m venture capital to help build out the site. imedo has over 80,000 registered users and over 1,500 communities with over 1.2 million visits a month. Christian’s plan is to use Web 2.0 tools to revolutionize health online in Germany.

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Patients and Online Communities

The advancement and popularity of patient communities online is an international phenomenon. This panel examines communities in different cultures, languages and context, and shows what impact they have on care delivery in different countries-and what the internationalization of information means for patients and doctors.

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imedo – German Health Communities Online

Christian Angele, CEO, imedo | Germany

After working in corporate marketing in both well known german multi-nationals and in his own start up working in China, Christian founded imedo in 2007 and quickly raised more than $5m venture capital to help build out the site. imedo has over 80,000 registered users and over 1,500 communities with over 1.2 million visits a month. Christian’s plan is to use Web 2.0 tools to revolutionize health online in Germany.