For sale: Health revolution by John Grohol

September 27, 2008

I strongly recommend reading John Grohol’s post from e-patient blog entitled For Sale: Revolution Health. In short health is more than a bussines even in the network society era.

Why is Steve Case’s online health venture already looking to sell itself, just a year and a half after it launched? Yet another tale of hubris in the e-health sector.

Back in 1999, I left the mental health site I founded — the largest site of its kind at the time — to join to help them build a mental health center. Within 6 months I left, frustrated by the lack of interest in actually publishing independent, world-class health information and the focus on pushing as many ads as possible in front of visitors.

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