Healthinformatics New media and medicine blog:
The New York Times is reporting that Microsoft have purchased Medstory (erst vor kurzem gebloggt), the medical search engine for healthcare consumers:
Microsoft’s drive into the health care market is just getting under way, but the company signaled on Monday that one important ingredient in its plan will be a specialized search engine tailored to deliver useful medical information to consumers.
Microsoft is buying Medstory Inc., a small start-up in Foster City, Calif. Its search software applies artificial intelligence techniques to medical and health information in medical journals, government documents and on the Internet.
The Medstory purchase, said Peter Neupert, vice president for health strategy at Microsoft, was a first step in a broader company strategy to assemble technologies that will “improve the consumer experience in health care. Source