Cleveland-based Health Care Tech Company Within3 to Join Industry Leaders at Health 2.0 Conference in San Francisco

Sep 13, 2007, 01:00 ET from Within3

    CLEVELAND, Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Within3 today announced that it has
 been invited to join Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, and other industry leaders
 at the inaugural Health 2.0 Conference in San Francisco on September 20.
     Within3 is a growing company that has developed an online platform for
 physicians, researchers, and medical organizations worldwide. Members use
 Within3's relationship-driven networking platform - - as a
 professional tool, where they can create their online identity, establish
 and strengthen professional relationships, find and filter information, and
 identify opportunities for professional development and innovation in their
     Within3's CEO Lance Hill will participate in an afternoon panel on how
 Web 2.0 technologies such as social-networks are changing the health care
 landscape for healthcare providers, namely physicians. "We are delighted at
 having been asked to present at the Health 2.0 conference. Within3 is the
 fastest growing, international, online network for physicians and
 researchers, and we look forward to demonstrating how our members leverage
 the platform to improve the practice and research of medicine. The Health
 2.0 paradigm is gaining strong momentum, and the success that we and other
 companies are realizing validates its potential. It is a compelling time to
 be in this market."
     Having had a preview of Within3's upcoming demonstration at the
 conference, Matthew Holt, author of The Health Care Blog and an organizer
 of the Health2.0: User-Generated Healthcare Conference said, "We've been
 reviewing several exciting Health2.0 technology companies in the run up to
 the conference, and we think that people will be really excited to see
 Within3's approach to combining physician social networking with opinion
 and peer- reviewed content."
     Web 2.0 technologies are changing the healthcare landscape. Consumers
 and providers are using innovative, community-driven tools such as social
 networks, blogs, wikis, and personalized search engines to find and share
 health information and interact with one another. Within3 will be joining
 other pioneers in this innovative area for a day of discussion,
 demonstrations, and dynamic panel presentations. Among the discussion areas
 will be social media, web search, tools for consumers, social networking,
 and other innovative tools and technologies being used in healthcare.
     Within3's cofounder Michael Markus Ph.D. said, "Some of the most
 exciting innovations in online health care will be on display at the Health
 2.0 conference and we are happy to be taking part - especially as it
 pertains to web 2.0 and social networking. For Within3, the term "social
 networking" is often misapplied when describing what we do. While our
 platform features some of the most advanced social networking technology in
 existence, our focus is clearly on professional networking vs. social. In
 this way, we are not simply a "MySpace for physicians" - our members
 leverage Within3 for real consults, real research, and real improvements in
 patient outcomes."
     Within3 fuses social network science and proprietary Internet
 technology to enable a valuable online network for physicians, researchers
 and medical organizations worldwide ( Within3 is based in
 Cleveland, Ohio, and is a portfolio company of BioEnterprise, a non-profit
 business accelerator chartered by the Cleveland Clinic, Case Western
 Reserve University, University Hospitals, and Summa Health Care.

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