Reading the Official Google Blog this morning, I was surprised to read a post by one of their Vice Presidents, sharing his thoughts on putting health into patient's hands
It struck a chord with me, where he discussed what he felt are the three core principles of a future health care system: Discovery, Action and Community. In his notes
from the speech he gave to the 2007 American Medical Association of Informatics (AMIA) Spring Congress, he added:Consumers can organize into communities which are protected from inappropriate commercial exploitation but allow consumers to share their experiences with others whose medical situations are similar, to rate the value of resources such as sites and health practitioners, and even to answer questions of each other in real time.
This resonated with me because it made me think of TuDiabetes.com and what goes on here through the participation and sharing of stories and tips of everyone involved... I can say that made my day! :)
Now, I wonder how much is Google thinking of diving into the Health space. Thoughts?