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Medstory is a health information search engine that went into a public beta in mid 2006. In feb 2007, it was acquired by Microsoft. Their interface is pretty minimalistic, with only a search keyword box on the homepage. The results returned with an option to refine it in various categories like conditions, procedures, trials, articles etc. The google-like interaction and navigation reduces the noise that is usually associated with health related information search.

There isn’t much out there that explains the technology behind Medstory (except vague references to machine learning and AI, like in this CNET article). Anyway, it’s yet another addition to Microsoft Health Solution Group‘s product portfolio that includes the enterprise health information system Amalga and the consumer-oriented Healthvault platform.