• Search SIG: The Search for Better Health Thursday, October 09, 2008 - 06:30PM to 09:15PM
    Microsoft Silicon Valley Campus, Bldg. 1
    1065 La Avenida Street
    Mountain View, 94043, CA 94043
    Web Apps & E-Commerce

Search SIG: The Search for Better Health



  • Pre-registation is now closed. Please register at the door with no additional fees, $0 for Members and $15 for Non-Members.

    The Search for Better Health:  Empowering Consumer Health


    • Healthline’s Chairman and CEO, West Shell
    • Yahoo’s Director of Product Management, Don Chennavasin
    • RightHealth/ Kosmix’s RightHealth Product Manager, Saumil Mehta

    Moderator: Matthew Holt, The Health Care Blog and The Health 2.0 Conference

    From health search engines and widgets to social networks and web med journals, consumers have access to more medical information than ever before. A recent PEW report estimates 75-80% of all Internet users have searched online for health info. In fact, 75% of e-patients with a chronic condition say their last health search affected a decision about how to treat an illness or condition.

    How consumers search for health data and interact with information in cyberspace is changing the way we live. From developing healthier habits to asking better questions with their doctors and controlling online medical records, the web is empowering patients around the globe.

    In this discussion, Health 2.0 experts from Kosmix’s RightHealth, Healthline, Yahoo! and others will discuss the rising popularity of online health information sites, and its impact on the medical field. This panel, moderated by Matthew Holt of the Health 2.0 conference, will also provide insight into health user behavior, lessons learned and plans for the future. Attendees will learn how companies are presenting health information in new and exciting ways.

    Event Logistics


    Microsoft in Mountain View, CA

    Directions: From 101, exit at Shoreline Blvd and go north toward the bay.  Turn right on Pear Ave and then another right on Inigo Way. Turn left onto La Avenida and the Silicon Valley campus is on the right.





    The now well established Search SIG Agenda format will be used:
    6:30-7:00pm - Registration / Food & Drink
    7:00–7:05pm - A few words about the Search SIG
    7:00-9:00 pm - Program


    $15 at the door for non-SDForum members
    No charge for SDForum members