Sun Ex-CEO Looks to “Leverage Technology in Pursuit of Better Health.”

By launching startup and website Picture of Health, the former CEO of Sun Microsystems, Jonathan Schwartz is looking to bridge the gap between personal health and technology. Ashlee Vance over at The New York Times writes,

Exactly what Mr. Schwartz is doing remains unclear. He would only talk in vague terms about the venture, saying the goal is to “leverage technology in pursuit of better health.”

Over the course of the interview, Mr. Schwartz made it sound as if the company will develop software and services to help people keep track of their health information and to create direct links between patients and health care providers.

The website doesn’t have much, except a few graphics and links to potential jobs at the burgeoning start up. Alongside Mr. Schwartz, it lists Walter Smith, a former developer from Apple and Microsoft, as a co-founder. Little other information but a mission statement is currently available there.

The health care sector certainly does have a lot of potential for connecting people with their own lives, especially through the Internet.

While Mr. Schwartz doesn’t give the name of the final start up, instead suggesting that the name of the website and the start up with differ, his personal web site seems to suggest that the new company may be called “Informed Biometry.” Health care is in the midst of a huge industry shift, even beyond technology. To make it more efficient overall many aspects of the industry are turning to cloud computing solutions–a running trend we noticed at VMworld last week.

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Kyt Dotson

Kyt Dotson

Kyt Dotson is a Senior Editor at SiliconAngle and works to cover beats surrounding DevOps, security, gaming, and cutting edge technology. Before joining SiliconAngle, Kyt worked as a software engineer starting at Motorola in Q&A to eventually settle at where he helped build a vast database for pet adoption and a lost and found system. Kyt is a published author who writes science fiction and fantasy works that incorporate ideas from modern-day technological innovation and explore the outcome of living with those technologies.
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  1. Health is the most important thing after all since you can’t achieve what you want if you don’t have a healthy body.  This must have been the reason for Jonathan Schwartz for opening a site like that.

    I just visited the site and honestly I don’t think that it say much about the site.  Perhaps it needs a little more work on their part.

  2. Their site really reminds me of a place-holder more than anything else. They’re attempting to drum up buzz through other routes right now — the site is just a pamphlet.

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