Health care is information

An interesting thought from Google’s chief information evangelist Vint Cerf at Wired.com:

On the health-care side, health care is information. Diagnosis, treatment, patient history, knowledge of pharmaceuticals and surgical procedures — it’s all information. Our own personal medical records represent incredibly important information to each of us because it can be crucial in helping to diagnose or treat a medical condition. It might be needed in a hurry should there be a need for emergency treatment, especially at a hospital you have never been to before.

Health care is information.  Given today’s technological affordances health care does a poor (understatement?) of putting that (quickly approaching) limitless information to use.  Plenty of opportunity as health care continues efforts (some much faster than others) to fuse that information with action.

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