> Google does offer a variety of API's and its distributed database via
> appengine, nothing is stopping a developer from creating a Hospital
> Information System
> On 27 June 2011 20:54, Harsh Kumar <harshkum...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I would second Fred here. I seriously feel that Google Health has potential.
> > Though i would as well agree that it may not be viable for Google from a
> > business point of view. Hence i would request you guys at Google to open
> > source it. Let the community take the work which you people have done.
> > Googlers who have worked on Google Health can help the community to ramp up
> > and take the project forward.
> > I agree that without the Google infrastructure to be able to continue would
> > be difficult, but its not impossible provided the community comes forward to
> > support it financially as well.
> > I am not a big fan of Google Health and i seriously think that the design
> > needs to be tweaked a bit to make it better. But again having said that it
> > is best of lot that we have today.
> > Thanks,
> > Harsh Kumar
> > On Tue, Jun 28, 2011 at 00:07, Fred Trotter <fred.trot...@gmail.com> wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >> First, let me say that I am sorry to see Google Health go. I
> >> think it was a worthy project, and despite my criticism over the years
> >> I have always admired your smooth delivery and classic design.
> >> I would ask that you consider Open Sourcing portions of Google Health.
> >> For me, the order of priority is the following:
> >> 1. please Open Source your API. This way, the Open Source community
> >> can work on cloning your offerings using existing PHR projects like
> >> Indivo X.
> >> 2. If you can release reference implementations of you API related
> >> code (i.e. your feed/CCR mix) that would be especially helpful.
> >> 3. Please consider Open Sourcing other important components, I know
> >> you have a blue button parser, for instance, that could exist as a
> >> separate Open Source project.
> >> 4. Please consider Open Sourcing your whole codebase.
> >> I know #4 is a long shot. Unlike Google Wave, Google Health was never
> >> intended (as far as I know) to exist outside the confines of Googles
> >> considerable hosting infrastructure. Even if you released the code, it
> >> might not be possible for any of us to make it work. If that is the
> >> case than a full Open Source release would be still-born and mostly
> >> useless to the community.
> >> Still I want to point out that Open Sourcing Google Health is not an
> >> all-or-nothing issue and that many of use have invested deeply in your
> >> technology. Open Sourcing what you can is a good way for us to recover
> >> some of our investment.
> >> Thank You,
> >> Fred Trotter
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