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Google and Health Informatics

Over the years google has provided more than a few effective free to use solutions. Does this blog post by google’s VP mark the beginnings of innovative ‘google’ type solutions for Healthcare? While the blog mainly focuses around improving search of Healthcare Information (for patients?).
He does allude to the concept of electronic personal health records. It would be interesting to see what eventuates of this. While google solutions do not tend to be opensource they tend to open in terms of publishing APIs, allowing extensibility etc. On the other hand, some would argue that this furthers the sinister google trend of learning more and more about its users.