Adam Bosworth, Google Health Architect, Leaves Google

Google Health has reportedly been in the works since 2004 but has not been released yet.

Google responded to the news published by Search Engine Land with this statement:

"Adam is a great talent and was instrumental in starting Google Health. He is now on vacation and has decided to pursue other opportunities after that. Marissa Mayer is taking over the health team in the interim until a new team leader takes over. Google is moving forward with work on our health products."

Adam Bosworth talks about GoogleHealth. Image source: AlphachimpStudio, a Creative Commons license.

InsideGoogle points out that "Bosworth was a great hire for Google. Google hired him in July 2004 from BEA System. Previously, he had worked for Microsoft, designing Microsoft Access and running the team that built Internet Explorer 4’s HTML engine. At Borland, Bosworth developed Quattro spreadsheet application. Bosworth is one the pioneers of XML, and you could even say that he is responsible for a little thing called AJAX."

Adam Bosworth lasted at Google 3 years as a Vice President but no major health-related product was released during that time.

A leaked screenshot of Google Health. Image source: Philipp Lenssen, a Creative Commons license.

According to InsideGoogle: "Adam Bosworth was able to deal with Microsoft and ship Access and IE4. He was able to deal at Borland and ship Quattro. Bosworth was able to ship at every company he worked at and produce hit products and market changers. But not at Google. Whose fault do you think that is?"

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1 comment:

  1. I know Adam and he is a world-class mind. Unfortunately, we/he/they are throwing technology a cultural problem. The road to on-line health records is strewn with dead bodies, sadly, now including Adam.