The newest major entrant in the rapidly burgeoning sphere of companies proffering personal health care records on the web is www.google.com/health from Google Health. Among those already offering such health record services over the web include big names such as WebMD, software major Microsoft as well as start ups like Revolution Health.
It is the increasing trend of people wanting health-related information online and the prospect of Internet tools assisting them take care of their personal health and medical spending that all these companies are wanting to cash on. Google, on the other hand, is venturing into the sphere of personal health record with a prominent online brand and a pool of talented technical workers. A two month long trial was first conducted via which the Cleveland Clinic realized that most of its patients want to make use of Google health records.
Cleveland Clinic’s chief information officer, C. Martin Harris informed that the pilot project that involved some 1,600 people got immediately oversubscribed. The doctor informed that the Google health record allows subscribers to mail their personal information to the clinic record and even take information from the clinic records into the Google personal account. It is reported that Google Health has collaborated with over two dozen companies and firms for this project such as CVS, the American Heart Association, Quest Diagnostics and so on.