Steve Case Gets A Familiar Competitor In Online Health Space

from the two-to-the-revolution dept

AOL founder Steve Case has high ambitions for his newly launched consumer health site Revolution Health, but at least at this point, it's not living up to its name. There's a lot of content there, but nothing that looks particularly groundbreaking. Now Microsoft is said to be nearing the launch of its own consumer health portal, and again, it's hoped that the site will bring about a new level of ease and efficiency to this highly complex area. But it's not clear that Microsoft has what it takes to crack the nut, so to speak. Like Revolution Health, it wants to make progress on electronic medical records, but there's little reason to think that Microsoft is in the best position to do this. Other planned services, like medical information search, have been around for a while with little usefulness. It's great that so many well-heeled companies are trying their hands at this, but there's not much reason to be optimistic.

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    Overcast, 29 Jun 2007 @ 10:54am

    Seems like a good idea, but they really need to partner with a 'professional' business in the health care industry.

    Or somehow open it up to professionals.

    I mean - it's not a bad OS, but it's hard to trust these companies with my computer, much less my health, hehe.

    In all honesty I just google search for health matters. And will review multiple posts/articles on the issue. Places such as the Mayo health clinic and the like are the one's I tend to trust more. But consensus is certainly a factor in personal medical research.

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