Now, with a few years of experience, we've observed that Google Health
is not having the broad impact that we hoped it would," Google executives said.
Private PHR-like systems such as Google Health
and Microsoft Health Vault are directly interoperable with only a few clinics, hospitals, insurers, and pharmacies.
To eliminate any doubts that consumers have about the life span of their plan-based PHR efforts, health plans should build alliances with portability platforms such as Google Health
or Microsoft HealthVault--or even both--to give consumers control of their health data destiny.
According to Anderson, MediConnect was approached by Google Health
and Microsoft Health Vault to integrate the backend of their consumer health portals, which allow individuals to collect all of their health information in one place online.
Given the mountains of data collected on Google's server farms, and the growth of services such as Gmail, Google Health
and Street View, the privacy and information security risks faced by the company are already high and poised to rise even higher, according to people familiar with the company's risk program.
, which was officially launched in May 2008, allows users to store, manage, and share their medical records and personal health information securely online.
Google launched Google Health
this spring with an aim of establishing itself as the leading repository of personal health records (PHR).
will allow people across the country to store their PHRs and allow them to make their own determinations about who may have access to those records.
Internet search giant Google rolled out its long-awaited Google Health
product, which will enable users to upload and store medical records from many sources.
Google's CEO demonstrated the company's new personal medical information service, Google Health
, that will allow users to have a single repository for records, X-rays, prescriptions and other medical history.
One of its earlier ventures, Google Health
, which aimed at developing a system for storing digital medical records was shut down soon after launch.
Last month, for example, we announced that we will be closing Google Health
and Google PowerMeter
The HealthSaaS Connected Outcomes Framework solutions can integrate lab, mobile, medical device, caregiver and Telehealth data into EMRs, research study services and Personal Health Platform solutions from Microsoft HSG, Google Health
lets you create a health profile with your vital statistics, medical conditions, medications and immunizations.
made available "advance directive" forms on which people can specify what they want doctors to do or not do in the event they are too ill or injured to express their wishes.