It never ceases to amaze me how much press Steve Case’s Revolution Health receives in the popular press. Just this week, in announcing the Microsoft-Kaiser agreement, the Wall St. Journal referenced Revolution Health in the same article as a company with similar intentions as HealthVault.
Please, nothing could be further from the truth. Well, actually, maybe that is their intention but they don’t even come close. Revolution Health is more akin to WebMD than either HealthVault or Google Health. The only thing I can surmise is that Mr. Case must have some real pull with the popular press.
In an attempt to set the record straight, the popular trade publication, mdng media has a cover story on Revolution Health for their June issue. Just received the link today from the author, Sean Johnson, who interviewed me about a month ago for this story. Sean has done a nice job in putting together this article and it appears that Mr. Case was not able to readily persuade Sean as he has done to other journalists.
And the article’s timing is very serendipitous as Revolution Health just announced last Saturday that it would whack about 25% of its staff, the second layoff in less than a year.
It would appear that Mr. Case’s “Revolution” has run off the tracks.