Google Getting Health-y In 2008
Microsoft’s HealthVault will have several months under its belt by the time Google Health, under the leadership of Marissa Mayer, finally debuts.
Adam Bosworth ditched the promise of Google Health for the even more promising pastures of Facebook and whatever massive payout the social networking site will deliver. Mayer had to pick up the pieces as the interim leader after that.
Garett Rogers at Googling Google said the long-awaited Google Health has its arrival narrowed down to early 2008. Mayer dropped that news on the Web 2.0 Summit audience today.
InformationWeek picked up the particulars from Mayer. Evidently she has been holding 90-minute meetings with the Health team to keep the project rolling; we have to wonder if Googlers enjoy meetings even less than, oh, writers, for example.
Once Google Health arrives, parts of the service will be free, while other parts like applications could be made available on a subscription basis. It may seem strange, but for once Google may be chasing Microsoft just as they seem to be with their Apps productivity services.