Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Web 2.0 and Healthcare

In an industry that is notorious for being behind in technological innovation, Web 2.0 seems to be trying to make its mark. NetMesh is a company that has "been working towards our goal to dramatically improve the usefulness of information and communications technologies for the individual" and developed a product called the NetMesh InfoGrid. The company has applied their product to use in healthcare, and they seem to feel that it will improve many aspects of delivery of care from healthcare providers.

1 comment:

Elena Postal said...

Per Prof. Venkatraman, blogs serve "a role in the marketplace of conversation" and very often those conversations are looking to influence others towards an agenda.

Micky Tripathi, who spoke to us during the MS-MBA summer intensives, maintains a blog regarding his thoughts on work bringing information technology into the dysfunctional realm of healthcare services. His work as the head of the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative (MAeHC) is focused on using $50 million from Blue Cross Blue Shield to provide connected electronic health records to all doctors and hospitals in three communities.

His role certainly gives him the credibility to act as a "filter" and "gatekeeper" to important efforts in the space. Log to to follow his updates.