All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Google Health’
Google launched Google Health in 2008. It was an ambitious project that perhaps got more up close and personal with users’ identities than any other Google service to date. Unsurprisingly, there weren’t a ton of people who wanted to manage their health records with Google, and Google ultimately decided to shut down the service. In June of 2011, Google announced …
According to this next infographic from medicalsupplimentalinsurance.com, Google is going to great lengths to make sure their employees are well fed, informed, and healthy consumers of good food products. This graphic is loaded with interesting facts about how people choose what they eat and how Google’s HR department is taking advantage of analytics to help supply them with better choices. …
Google just announced that it’s shutting down a handful of its offerings. Back in June, Google announced that it would be shutting down Google Health the first of the new year. Now, Google is sending a friendly reminder out to users. Here’s the email: This is an important Google Health service announcement. You are receiving this email because you have …
Microsoft just announced that Google Health users can transfer their data to Microsoft HealthVault. This can be done with Direct Project messaging protocols established by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, the company says. HealthVault lets users store and transfer info between various health-related applications, devices, and services. Google announced last month that it would discontinuing Google …
Google announced that it’s retiring Google Health and Google PowerMeter on January 1 and September 16, respectively. “Both were based on the idea that with more and better information, people can make smarter choices, whether in regard to managing personal health and wellness, or saving money and conserving energy at home. While they didn’t scale as we had hoped, we …
We know, we know: many individuals will view this as an invasion of privacy, or at least a potential cause for embarrassment. Still, you may find it interesting to learn that a bathroom scale is now able to inform Google Health (along with users’ Twitter followers) of a person’s weight.
Health issues are highly personal. Some folks, for example, are scared of living for years on end without control of their bodies. Others are terrified that a plug will get pulled moments before they make a total recovery. And a certain search giant thinks both of these attitudes represent great reasons to start using Google Health.
Google and Microsoft make no bones about wanting people’s medical records; that’s what Google Health and Microsoft Health are in large part about. But since many folks still aren’t ready to hand them over, both companies tried to take a reassuring step last night by endorsing the Declaration of Health Data Rights.
Several months ago, Consumer Watchdog asked Google to "cease a rumored lobbying effort aimed at allowing the sale of electronic medical records." Google responded by calling the claim totally false. Now, Consumer Watchdog’s come back with evidence that Google lobbied for something health-related, and the group’s demanded an explanation.
Parts of the UK government may start to take after some ultra-popular websites and online services if David Cameron has his way. Cameron, the leader of Britain’s Conservative Party, directed nods toward Wikipedia, Google, and Microsoft in a recent speech.
Never mind Santa – 365 days a year, it’s now Google that may know when you’re sleeping or awake. The tech giant will be able to track things like heart rates and blood sugar levels, too, thanks to a partnership with IBM and help from the Continua Health Alliance.
Google’s pretty good about letting users pass on to other sites, and that is, after all, a search engine’s main function. Most companies prefer it when people stick around, however, and Google Health may play an important part in keeping them close to Mountain View properties.
During a nearly three-hour webcast this afternoon, Google revealed much of its "search factory," including the official unveiling of the Google Health service. Google Health leverages partnerships with medical organizations and pharmacies to help patients manage their health records online.
Google’s Marissa Mayer, who replaced now ex-Google employee Adam Bosworth as manager of the Google Health product team, said Google Health will officially appear in early 2008. (Screenshots of the product already circulated.)
Google’s apparently very, very sorry about Google Health Advertising blogger Lauren Turner’s comments criticizing Michael Moore’s film Sicko – so sorry the company’s PR department put out a statement and resident star blogger Matt Cutts put out a guide to corporate blogging.
Josh Jaffe writes about a developing Google product, Google Health Scrapbook, a service that will allow users to manage their entire medical lives, from adding medical providers, checking medical records, and paying bills. Google met with WebMD in New York last week to partner with them on this project, which would also provide information on hospitals to help patients choose.
The long awaited Google Health search vertical is expected to launch some time today, giving users looking for medical information more targeted results. This is just one of the announcements expected at Google Day in Mountain View. iEntry’s Mike McDonald has infiltrated the Googleplex and will be filling us in once PST catches up.