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Scommerce and Health

sCommerce has been called the new Web 2.0 buzzword by web
The Difference between eCommerce and sCommerce in that
eCommerce is electronic commerce whereby people individually
buy stuff online while sCommerce is Social Commerce whereby
individuals buy stuff online with millions of people helping is one such initiative.
If you ask me there was a long standing need for thsi as far
as healthcare online shopping was concerned.

Where ecommerce is the art of customer acquisition, Scommerce will be for
customer satisfaction.

Although this is a very new and a very good idea, it will require legislation
and controls.Shopping online is a user convenience module which has to be made
more standardised and user friendly, For health related products specific guidance
is necessary before one takes the leap.

Scommerce will be the ray of hope in here.

Scommerce will benefit anyone who:-
  • seeks to benefit from the combined knowledge of more than one doctor /
    health professional
  • 'feels' there are things wrong but can't identify the nature or cause of
  • would like to prepare questions for their doctor in advance of a visit
  • seeks advice on which supplements to buy at a health food store
  • is deciding whether or not to see a doctor and wants an online Internet
    diagnosis with treatment recommendation
  • is not easily able to visit a natural, alternative, wholistic (holistic),
    naturopathic doctor
  • would like a second opinion.
How can scommerce be modified and placed in the healthcare scenerio?

A Doctor
Has the combined knowledge of many doctors and researchers Has the knowledge of one doctor
Has no time limit Has a few minutes per patient
Does not suffer from forgetfulness or imprecise recall Is human
Operates at the same high standards every day Has good days and bad days
Offers complete anonymity (if desired) Knows exactly who you are
Is available 24x7x365 from where you are now Is available by appointment only
Shows you the full reasoning behind its findings Tells you "Trust me, I'm a doctor"
Looks at your health from many perspectives Tends to think within his or her specialty
Provides you with a comprehensive, prioritized report Keeps a few notes that you generally can not see
Has no interest in selling you treatments May profit from the sale of treatments
Views your system as a highly interconnected whole Deals with obvious symptoms and with what you say is wrong
Highlights risk factors and discusses your overall 'system status' Is generally unaware of this information
Presents the latest research, organized and cross-referenced Will answer specific questions according to recollection, if time permits
Views each case objectively May be biased by preconceptions, stereotyping, emotions or personal interests
I will leave you all to digest this much, will come up with more..keep filling in!


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