Medziva: Social Evaluation of Labs and Tests

Sure, you’ve heard of sites/services that invite consumers to rate physicians, but Medziva invites users to rate labs and comment on various tests.

From the About Medziva page:

…You can discuss amongst yourselves which lab test and which lab would be a good lab for you to get your tests done from or which labs you could recommend to your physicians to get your testing done from.

Why do we do this?

There are so many labs out there offering new tests which could help diagnose certain conditions at an early stage, which helps physicians treat you in a more effective way. There may be smaller labs which may do a better job at lab testing that diagnose conditions better and offer more detailed results than the tests offered by the bigger labs. Our effort is to discover the smaller and mid-size labs out there.

I wonder, though, if enough people will actually care about this to populate the site with the necessary minimum amount of data to be useful.

2 thoughts on “Medziva: Social Evaluation of Labs and Tests

  1. “Sure, you’ve heard of sites/services that invite consumers to rate physicians,” — David have you blogged/commented on these in the past?

    Thanks as always!

  2. Hi Chris-

    No, I haven’t commented on sites that invite consumers to rate physicians. I’m not sure yet that I’m comfortable doing anything more than acknowledging their existance. I’m thinking a lot about consumer-oriented social health sites and still trying to figure out how I feel about them.

    Best,

    -David