‘Doctor Google’ Isn’t Replacing Actual Doctors Any Time Soon

To be fair, the Internet is WAY less awkward. (

As much as we can accomplish over the Internet these days, sometimes there’s just no substitute for IRL. Case in point: That mysterious rash that won’t disappear no matter how much lotion you apply.

A study released today by the Pew Internet & American Life Project says that while 59 percent of Americans have looked online for some sort of health information, only 35 percent have turned to the Internet with the specific aim of diagnosing themselves or someone else online. A mere third! That seems a little low, no? Read More


Dr. Chrono Adds Another $650K From Yuri Milner’s Personal Account

The Dr. Chrono team with Y Combinator's Paul Graham.

New York born, Y Combinator-bred Drchrono, a tablet app for doctors, just added another big name investor to its cap table. Russian billionaire Yuri Milner has invested $650,000.

As Adrianne Jeffries wrote about Drchrono when they raised $675,000 back in July:

Drchrono started in New York almost three years ago with the goal of bringing the same principles of good design that rule companies like Square and Mint to electronic medical records. After a stint in the Rose Tech Ventures incubator, founders Daniel Kivatinos and Michael Nusimow skipped coasts to join Y Combinator. “The alumni of YC is a really powerful network,” Mr. Kivatinos told Betabeat in May, and right he was: The start-up just raised a $675,000 seed round from a dazzling line-up of investors including General Catalyst, Charles River Ventures, 500 Startups, Gmail creator and FriendFeed co-founder Paul Buchheit, Google’s Principal Engineer Matt Cutts, and the Start Fund (made up of investments from Yuri Milner and SV Angel).

Mr. Milner must have liked what he was seeing, because he went back in for a double dip out of his personal account. Drchrono hopes to make an iPad as standard issue in a doctor’s waiting room a beat up clipboard and germ ridden copy of last August’s Cosmo.