Looking over the search terms that have been used to find my site I’ve often been surprised by how many people are interested in my Google Portal for Medical Information. Well, I found some more information on Google looking at doing more with medical information.
Garrett posted on Googling Google about “Google Health What is it?” In it he makes a good point about why would google hire a “Architect, Google Health” if it wasn’t planning to do something nice for health? Well, the real question is what will Google come up this time in the healthcare arena?
eHealth offers some good ideas about Google Health being a mix of a “custom medical search, Google News, list of health search engines, video search, search local to find a doctor, Google scholar for medicine, etc.”, but it also says, “that would underestimate Google’s potential for innovation.”
This really should be interesting to see how google compares to other health search portals like Kosmix.com and the infamous WebMD.
Will this really affect an EMR? Probably not. It might be a nice reference, but it’s going to be quite a while until any portal is good enough to integrate with an EMR program.