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Google Unveils Google Health

  • Reuters, Friday, February 29, 2008 11:01 AM

Google is launching a new plan to help patients take control of their medical records and is working with doctor's groups, pharmacies and lads to help them share health information. The announcement marks Google's long-rumored move into the sensitive field of medical health. The new platform is called Google Health.

The service's launch partners include medical testing company Quest Diagnostics, health insurer Aetna, and the pharmacies at Walgreens and Wal-Mart. Google Health gives patients their own password protected Web site that lets users easily import doctors' records, drug history and test results. Google hopes patients will use the service to do things like scheduling doctors' appointments or fill prescriptions.

It will be months before Google Health is offered on a wider scale.

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