Friday, July 17, 2009

Google Apps for the Health Industry. Jim Lyons says it's cool.

from jflyons on twitter:
RT @TechCrunch: Google Health Now Lets You Upload Scanned Medical Documents by @leenarao ME: Grt idea, good 4 scanning!
I usually agree with Jim and this time is no exception.

If I were an Indpendent MPS trying to sell into the Health Care industry, I would take a very close look. I don't know if they have a reseller or affiliate program, but I wouldn't be surprised.

Meanwhile, I have a question for those globals who paid gezillions for "channels."
Going forward what are the projected margins on organizing health information if the competition is free?
Google Health Now Lets You Upload Scanned Medical Documents
"Whether it be bills, insurance forms, medical records or prescriptions, patients are often inundated with vast quantities of paper. Google Health is now trying to help you organize all of this paperwork in its platform. Google Health, which finally launched last May after months of rumors, has ambitions to become a centralized and secure place to store medical records online.

The new feature lets patients upload scanned paper documents into your Google Health account. Google particularly suggests that you upload an “advance directive,” which determines your end-of-life wishes so that your family and doctor can honor them if you get sick and are unable to communicate. Google Health is actually working with a advance directive provider, Caring Connections, to provide a free, downloadable form customized for all 50 states. In order to complete the form, you need to download it, print it out, complete it, scan it, and upload it back to Google Health."

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