Liberation from Health Insurance Companies?

March 8, 2007

Although this article from VentureBeat is from January, it is still timely. In addition to focusing on Revolution Health, he cites other players such as, MedBillManager and also an article from Business Week in Nov. 2006 which gives a good summary of the PHR business. TauMed which is a medical advise site and the startups in the health search field are also mentioned (Kosmix and Healthline). He notes that “Revolution Health will offer telephone-consulting and digital-record services free for a year, to those who sign up within 90 days. The company says it eventually will charge $100 or so a year for a subscription to premium services.” WebMD’s plan for a PHR are also noted.

Sounds like a crowded field which will need to sort itself out. Like the many players in the dot-com boom, not all will make it. The question as always is, who has the best business model that consumers are ready for?

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