Fard Johnmar

12 Jan: New report touts benefits of health social networks

Fard Johnmar of Envision Solutions has produced a new report designed to facilitate communication between health organizations and social networkers. We were fortunate to be among the Web sites profiled in the study and got a sneak peek at it last week. As always with Fard’s work, the report is thoughtful and well-documented. In introducing the report, Fard [pictured] is also hosting a Webinar on January 29 at noon Central. Learn more — and sign up! — here.

22 Jan: Jane Sarasohn-Kahn: “Transparency can drive out poor providers”

In our interview series leading up to the Health 2.0 conference in March, we’ve talked with Scott Shreeve of Crossover Health , Ed Silverman of Pharmalot, and Fard Johnmar of HealthcareVox. Today we share our interview with Jane Sarasohn-Kahn, a health economist and management consultant who founded the Think-Health consultancy in 1992. She is author of the Health Populi blog and a member of the Health 2.0 conference advisory board. Q: In our interview with Scott Shreeve, he offered an expansive definition of Health 2.0. Matthew Holt’s definition has been narrower. What’s your definition of “Health 2.0”? A: The phrase “Health 2.0” has become somewhat loaded with marketing hype, even since the San Francisco conference. When it comes to defining…

18 Jan: Fard Johnmar: “The first step is to decide what to change”

So far in our interview series leading up to the March Health 2.0 conference, we have talked with Scott Shreeve of Crossover Health and Ed Silverman of Pharmalot. Today we share our discussion with Fard Johnmar, founder of Envision Solutions and author of HealthcareVox. Q: When you write about the Health 2.0 movement, you tend to put “movement” in quotation marks — as if Health 2.0 WANTS to be a movement, but really isn’t one yet. Why not? A: Let me clarify my intent. First, the term “Health 2.0” is one that has generated come controversy, mainly because some wonder what “Health 1.0” is and whether appending “2.0” to health has any significance. I’ve spoken with Matthew Holt about this….

27 Aug: Taking the pulse of the healthcare blogosphere

It’s time for the second-annual healthcare blogosphere survey by Fard Johnmar and colleagues. Here are the details, from the news release: — Envision Solutions, LLC and Trusted.MD Network Launch Second Comprehensive Study of Global Healthcare Blogging Community The “Taking the Pulse of the Healthcare Blogosphere” survey tracks the demographics and opinions of healthcare bloggers from around the world. New York, NY (August 27, 2007) Today, Envision Solutions, LLC (www.envisionsolutionsnow.com) and Trusted.MD Network (http://trusted.md) launched the second edition of the “Taking the Pulse of the Healthcare Blogosphere” survey. This annual poll gathers comprehensive opinion and demographic data from the global community of healthcare bloggers. The 2007 edition of the survey will run from August 27 to October 15. It is open…