David Feinberg, the head of Google Health made his first major public appearance at the HLTH health conference in Las Vegas. He talked positively about how the healthcare-focused division of Google is looking to improve the search results for the doctors and consumers.
Courtesy the HLTH health conference, we finally have some idea on the direction Google Health is going to take. To begin with, Google Health is going to look into making searching patient records a whole lot easier for the clinicians. To a room full of doctors and nurses, Feinberg proposed an idea: “Imagine a search bar on top of your EHR (electronic health record) that needs no training.”
He cited another example of what could be expected. He said if a doctor types in the number ‘87’, the system would auto-complete information on the 87-year-old patient with a history of stomach cancer.
He further noted that many doctors look up YouTube videos before surgeries for guidance. He said Google Health will also look to improve the content on offer to the doctors.
Reports are rife with the news that the health division of Google will also look to improve the health searches for consumers to ensure that there is less of bad advice on health online.