Health 2.0: Interesting new EHR Platform, Microsoft and Google, Wrapup

Health 2.0 is now over, and it was a great experience. I am not the only person in the room that remarked that they felt less innovative than ever in this room of innovators. The patient experience was front and center. I / we need to see that, often.

The post-lunch surprise was a demo of Microsoft’s HealthVault, accompanied by a post-demo comparison of the HealthVault and Google Health product by Missy Krasner. Overall a great discussion. I’m happy that more, rather than less, is happening here.

From my perspective I thought a big splash was made by the new EHR platform that Jay Parkinson, MD, demonstrated, manufactured by Myca. It has a compelling patient portal aspect as well. Interesting to see what happens when people start from scratch and build things the way they want to use them.


People is really sensible to the confidentiality of their medical data. It is critical information.

The danger with Google Health and HealthVault is that somebody in the future crack their security systems.

Also the fact about a private company getting data about your health must concern us.

There is an alternative,, designed by the doctor that described the first case of Wiiitis, its philosophy is based on total anonymous users. A smart mechanism allows the store of clinical record without asking you any personal data (not even your email).

Confidentiality is in such a way assured.

I think there are many potential dangers in many aspects of health care, including the danger of patients and physicians not having information whenever and wherever it's needed.

I think more innovation, and more information is better, and believe in consumer deciding the benefits and risks of each approach for themselves.

Having 6% of Americans with access to their own health information, when 78% of them want it does not seem like a good situation.

Thanks for your comment,


Ted Eytan, MD