A New Web Tool to Take Control of Your Health - NYTimes.com: "But Keas, said Jim Giuffre, president of Healthwise, has a feature that is distinct from other health services online. “They have developed the technology to make decisions from personalized data,” Mr. Giuffre said. “We think it’s going to help consumers make better health care choices.”"
This is a great model, because it uses technology to convert information into knowledge. However, human intervention can make this even better because a doctor's clinical expertise will ensure the technology is being applied sensibly. This is where a doctor's expertise can come in. This is potentially a huge opportunity for retired doctors in India, for example, because they can provide intelligent interpretation of the knowledge for the patient at a fraction of what US doctors charge.
This blended model ( which combines technology with human oversight) will allow patients to transmute knowledge into wisdom !