Google Portal for Medical Information

Posted on January 23, 2006 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

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.