Google CEO gets Clinton support for Google Health initiative

Google CEO Eric Schmidt to Hillary Clinton: Welcome to Google!Senator Hillary Clinton: I am thrilled to be at the “best place to work in America” that is “helping to invent the future” and has “revolutionized the way we live, work, think…”So began a one on one in February between the leader of one of the most powerful corporations in the world and the Democratic frontrunner in the race to become the next leader of the most powerful country in the world.

Google CEO Eric Schmidt to Hillary Clinton: Welcome to Google!

Senator Hillary Clinton: I am thrilled to be at the “best place to work in America” that is “helping to invent the future” and has “revolutionized the way we live, work, think…”

So began a one on one in February between the leader of one of the most powerful corporations in the world and the Democratic frontrunner in the race to become the next leader of the most powerful country in the world.

The Clinton chat with Schmidt before an audience of Googlers took place after Clinton privately meet at the Googleplex with Silicon Valley leaders.

The Schmidt led Q & A offered presidential candidate Clinton an opportunity to present her stands on major election issues, such as Iraq, the environment…

Schmidt concluded the chat by offering Senator Clinton an opportunity to also present her stands on major issues of concern to Google, such as Google’s medical push.

Schmidt set-up to Clinton:

These are the people that make Google a success. You are a Google user. How can Google help your vision happen?

Clinton return:

When Eric was showing me around, we stopped at the Google Health team office, we can not get to Universal Health Care coverage unless we have a much better information base that is very reliable that people can turn to make decisions on their own, to be empowered as consumers of health care, that is something I know you are working on and we really need you to be aggressively pursuing that.

We do need more Information Technology generally in health care, if you’ve gone to a new doctor, they probably took a new history on paper, they probably don’t have electronic medical records, if you go to a doctor out of state, they’ll have to do it all over again, because they probably can’t transfer what you have at your doctor.

The health sector is woefully deficient in Information Technology, any way you can help us move our health sector into the 21st century will help us to get a base of information on which we can make better decisions to provide health care for everybody.

Sound familiar to the December 2006 “Connecting Americans to Their Health Care: Empowered Consumers, Personal Health Records and Emerging Technologies” speech of Google Vice President Adam Bosworth?

YES. See Google scary now? Personal Health Records, sponsored by Google, next for exactly how familiar.

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