PUNTOZERO WEBLAB about innovation and healthcare professions



The World Wide Web is increasingly useful to experiment, produce and research for identities, relations and objects in the field of “Healthcare & Innovation” such as Open Source, Open Access, 3D printing and Additive manufacturing, HCWH (Health Care Without Harm), Augmented and Virtual Reality, Co-Working, Workscaping and other important and emerging issues. The bet of PUNTOZERO is to call for interest and shape a networking model motivating healthcare professionals in sharing experiences and co-driving innovation and care programs together with patients and open networks.

Read our agenda.

The idea at the core of PUNTOZERO is that there are still often missing masses -mainly issues and narratives stood and promoted by citizens and patients- in healthcare sets and education curricula. Such issues turn to be interesting especially when dealing about and advocating for innovation, open source and access, DIY, networking, collaboration, communities of practice, etc… Healthcare professions students handle and study subjects and programs about “healthcare”, but often are not trained and motivated in practice to collaboration and innovation, for a better understanding of the society and such fast-changing world. The web represents a formidable “umwelt” for those who like to experiment, network and collaborate even in the field of health information, prevention and biomedical research. It is time to promote open care practices in medical schools, nurse schools and hospitals as well.

The project includes a accessible site via the github pages and the social networks’ groups and profiles; at the same time it supports activities, communication and resources for about 150 students of 5 healthcare professions Masters on 5 e-Learning communities of the University of Parma, in Italy. The MOODLE environment used by students and tutors is shared open source and downloadable from here.

Free to comment, join and collaborate with us!

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Notes from Op3nCare community call 30/5
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OpenCare brings people together – How I met Rune and then committed together to action

The OpenCare for proper educational learning

Hi again @Federico_Monaco, wow it struck me to see similarities in our approaches - the open approach to community learning in particular, and the focus on process. It seems you’re more interested in teaching students collaborative practices than growing their knowledge of healthcare, which should follow naturally as an outcome (by the way do you measure that in any way?).

I have looked for the community interactions but the only space I found was this one (empty?) https://puntozero.github.io/community.html Should I go somewhere else?

One last point for now, your timeline follows closely OpenCare as well. Is it possible for non-registered students to participate in the webinars? If so, we might consider partnering up - as many community members here speak Italian and could be interested to join.


Thank you for your comment @Noemi

I’m not teaching about healthcare issues, but running a project about innovation with Education Technologies and CSCL adopting the University e-Learning site and coding by html around some github pages as you can see…

Unfortunately the  community interactions are the goal and not the mean. I’m doing my best to inspire students to share and collaborate online. From the social page you can ask to join the facebook group and DIIGO social bookmarking community; i will let in anybody asking for access. Other few e-tivities are run on the e-learning site, but the access is only for students and tutors of the campus.

The idea to run together some webinars seems great to me! In the AGENDA you find the (flexible) schedule about webinars; we might swap the listed issues, or just pick out some of them. I’d love to share ideas about such issues with anybody. We could arrange sessions in english too…and seen the interest for online ethnography have some meetings too to discuss about methods, studies and experiences.  What about starting in June talking about “e-patients and EHMs”? That would be heaven! Usually i use a doodle survey to choose date and hour, livehangout for the videosession, archived on youtube then by a playlist.


about Additive Manufacturing and 3D print for healthcare

At the end of january, the STOA (Science & Technology Office Assessment of the European Parliament) hosted a workshop about the study of the “Impact and Potential of collaborative Internet and additive manufacturing technologies”. There are many clues and references about 3D printing development, trends in the field of education and healthcare. The possible scenarios are depicted thanks to a DELPHI-like study involving experts from all over Europe.


The full study on The Collaborative Economy is available in english.

@Noemi  @Costantino   @Alberto


WEBINAR - e-patients & Health Mobilizations on the Internet

I’m seeking contributions, participants and co-organizers for a webinar at the end of the month about discussing on e-patients and online communities on healthcare issues and forms of activism, networking and engagement of patients, citizens, makers, etc… in research and social shaping of medical and healthcare technology. Anyone interested is welcome in co-designing or sketching the best formula for such a live event!

Thank you

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Let’s see who’s around for the webinar…

Ping @markomanka maybe he’s interested or can connect us to someone?

Also, Federico you might want to check if @jdossou80@yahoo.com’s project of community mobilizing and raising awareness around cardiovascular diseases might be suited to cover at least part of the webinar.

Count me in for helping prepare it. Do you have a preferred tech for event delivery?


event: date & tech

Hi @Noemi and thank you for your input.

At the moment i think Live hangout might do fine, or…do you have any suggestion?

About the date…could be by the end of the month, like monday 27 for instance…Next week i will schedule it better.

Hope to get feedback and some interest about these issues…


Goal or means

Hi, @Federico Monaco  seems supercool.  How could you see a collaboration with thE WeHandU initiative?

OpenCare brings people together – How I met Rune and then committed together to action

Hi @Rune,

just got on this comment now. Great! Let’s get in touch.



Great platform for connecting like -minded people

Dear Monaco,

your concept is really awesome and supercool.Using technology to reach out to the world with sustaibale E-health solutions in schools, hospitals and community events. With this great resource, i think quality information will be accessible for people and this will help save lives… Good job, i am very impressed. Many of us will definitely love to collaborate with you to make the concept widely known especially in Africa.  You could reach out to mbotiji@gmail.com. Thanks


i surely will


At the Department of Medicine of the University of Parma we are collaborating quite a lot with foreign countries.

I will contact you.