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Enterprise 2.0 – Benefit

Improve the collaboration process between research scientists

In the past if you had an idea you would not share it in fear that someone might steal it. But it is sharing, not secrecy that will help push the science forward by Dr. Bruce Ferguson

Definitively, the enterprise 2.0 could improve the collaboration between any groups of people. For example, using the wiki the scientists could work together co-generating new knowledge.

In fact, according to the case study ‘The Hospital For Sick Children’ says that SickKids and CAFAS are using Socialtext workspaces to help clinicians learn, share, and work more effectively together. I believe enterprise 2.0 is helping people around the world not only in the way of knowing what is happening also in the way of expanding people knowledge.

Expanding people knowledge and not duplicating (no repeating same info) because in my point of view enterprise 2.0 allows the group of people work together efficiently on projects. The information is more accessible and subject matter experts can be found quickly. As a result, avoids duplicated effort and saves time, leading to greater efficiency and improved productivity.

Overall, I believe scientists, doctors, and clinics from everywhere in the world working together, sharing and learning from each other using enterprise 2.0 (such us socialtext) would open a new way of improving the lives of children around the world. In fact, with the help of Socialtext, The Hospital For Sick Children is helping pioneer new ways of facilitating scientific collaboration.


CAFAS – The Child and Adolescent Functional Assessment Scale

Sickids – The Hospital For Sick Children

Categories: Enterprise 2.0
  1. zhidali
    August 12, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    Web 2.0 is definitely a very well alternative information resource and work method revolution. However, most web 2.0 platform will only keep the most popular information but not those less popular and valuable one. Just like wiki in company, if someone posts a suggestion which could be useful for management but it could challenge lots of staffs’ benefit, it is almost guaranteed that this suggestion will be modified or ignored. For lots of similar cases, this platform doesn’t work very well. So, I think to fit web 2.0 in a proper environment is a very important thing to do more than dig the benefits of the technology itself.

  2. August 13, 2010 at 3:53 am

    I agree, I think that every field, including the medical industry, can benefit from utilising web 2.0 applications in the enterprise. The idea of unifying people in a single interest or topic has a serious potential for progressing in that area.

    Is it possible that some people in the Medical field may be slow to adopt this technology?

    The HD

  3. mattjohnstone
    August 14, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    I like that you alluded to the altruistic benefits of information sharing, being the enrichment of human knowledge across disciplines that can genuinely help people such as medicine. Although perhaps not the best source of medical advice, Wikipedia houses a wealth of medical information. Perhaps wikis are a step towards a world where medical information is ubiquitous and available to anyone at little cost.

  4. August 16, 2010 at 5:29 am

    Research is a key part to any development, whether it’s science or technology. With the advantages of Enterprise and Web 2.0, researches are able to work more efficiently together. The sharing of information becomes more dynamic and people are able to utilize it instead of starting from scratch.

  5. August 17, 2010 at 8:50 am

    Although health services could feasibly share information for the benefit of their patients, have you considered the possible bureaucratic and copyright issues that may arise?
    For instance, if 2 collaborating hospitals found a cure for an illness, what happens if one institution tries to claim all the credit for the findings?
    How do you propose such an issue be tackled?

    • August 22, 2010 at 12:08 am

      Wholesale patent reform.

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