Though designed to improve care by sharing data from various sources, poor interoperability remains a huge barrier to accountable care organizations (ACOs), according to a survey from Premier and the eHealth Initiative.
For a company whose founders claim they have no interest in healthcare, Google certainly has a lot of irons in that particular fire.
This past week, it was reported that the search engine giant is testing out a new Helpouts feature that enables users searching for illness symptoms to talk, in real time, to doctors about their concerns and to get clarity on their searches. During a trial phase, Google will cover the cost of chats for patients.
It's the latest in a long line of health-related ventures, despite the assertion by co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page that the industry is a "painful business to be in." Read more...
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