On Google

Is it the worst-kept secret in healthcare, the idea that Google wants to offer some sort of consumer-centric product in the near future? Google VP Adam Bosworth has made a few speeches in recent months on the need for better health information to empower consumers, but the company isn’t talking otherwise. In fact, every healthcare person I’ve talked to that’s had any contact with Google personnel is under some sort of non-disclosure agreement.

Lucky for us, the notes in the program from last month’s World Health Care Congress offered this: “As Google’s architect of the soon-to-be-unveiled health vertical, Mr. Bosworth imparts his compelling vision for providing timely, relevant information to consumers via content providers and health care institutions to create a robust solution.” (Emphasis mine.)

If you have a copy of the full program—the thick, spiral-bound one—it’s on page 14.