Google Portal for Medical Information

Google should make a Medical Information Portal. I came across a fabolous idea that was discussed at Health IT World. I couldn’t think of a better application for Google technologies. Ok, so I’m still sitting in an idealistic world that evaluates decisions based on merit and not just $$. Either way, I think that having a medical portal on google would be fantastic. You could tie your EMR directly to the medical portal to get the latest and greatest medical information that you could give to your patient. Then, let’s take it one step further. Your EHR could be tied to the google search which would allow patients to see more information without wasting the doctors time. Doctors will probably hate this idea, but in the end patients are and will use this feature if google was to come out with it.

I think the best detail from the article besides the idea is that if it were something easy to accomplish then it would have been done 2 years ago.

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John Lynn

John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com, a network of leading Healthcare IT resources. The flagship blog, Healthcare IT Today, contains over 13,000 articles with over half of the articles written by John. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 20 million times.

John manages Healthcare IT Central, the leading career Health IT job board. He also organizes the first of its kind conference and community focused on healthcare marketing, Healthcare and IT Marketing Conference, and a healthcare IT conference, EXPO.health, focused on practical healthcare IT innovation. John is an advisor to multiple healthcare IT companies. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can be found on Twitter: @techguy.

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  • The problem with casting a google search over the web is that the results are dangerously wrong. A provider cannot trust that the results are good and for good reason. Some health content for consummers on the web is not medically reviewed and it gets out of date quickly. More about this here .

    Healthwise clients are implementing EMRs integrated with the consummer facing Healthwise Knowledgebase and Healthwise Patient instructions so that clinicians can print at the point of care or link to from online EHR’s.

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