DocInsider is a portal for patients which hopes to bring more transparency into the health market. The platform has a huge database of 300,000 physicians and related professionals in Germany and provides a social layer upon it by injecting the experiences of patients.But the costs of picking a poor brain surgeon are high. They are aware of this problem and they address it via blacklists, hints, corrective answers, etc. – but at the end of the day: how much of your health are you willing to bet on the reviews of people you don’t know?
Ab einer gewissen Masse an Usern kann das durchaus funktionieren. wie eben bei Produktbewertungsplattformen. Einziges Problem: Oft sucht man einen guten Arzt in der Nähe. Damit das funktioniert, muss die Verbreitung einer solchen Plattform überall stattfinden. In jeder Ecke des Landes braucht man die kritische Masse an Nutzern. Chicken-Egg. In Ballungszentren lebende Web2.0-Fanatiker mit zu viel Zeit reichen dafür nicht.
Eine Plattform auf Basis von InstantMessaging-Interaktionen. Das könnte interessant werden.
But we are where we are.
We have the following opportunity in front of us; the web is going mobile, programmable, social, and semantic all at the same time. And this is happening on a global scale in real time. In ten years, we will have a completely different world wide web and I am not going to miss out on the fun of helping to build a few parts of it.
So bring it on.