I’ve been looking a lot at open source medical software and business models recently. Co-incidentally, there’s a new book by Chris Anderson (Editor of Wired and author of ‘The Long Tail’) on the subject of products being free:
The previously non-functioning Google Health Login is now directing to the Google Coop Health section.
Japan has recently launched a new Satellite capable of providing internet connectivity at speeds of 1.2GB/sec around the world.
The satellite will initially focus on the Asia-Pacific region around Japan.
“Among other uses, this will make possible great advances in telemedicine, which will bring high-quality medical treatment to remote areas, and in distance education, connecting students and teachers separated by great distances,” JAXA said.
Leading tech visionaries and futurists such as Google’s Larry Page and J. Craig Venter have chosen the advancement of Health Informatics as one of the 14 most important engineering challanges of the 21st century.
Other important challenges identified by the National Acadamy of Engineering include reverse engineering the brain and making solar energy economical.
Google have announced a $10 million fund for new Google Android apps. Lots of potential for medical apps – portable EMRs and PHRs, drug references, etc…
If you haven’t seen Google Android yet: