Google Health Beta Officially Launches

Posted May 20, 2008

Medical records are tedious to keep organized when everything is all on paperwork.  Questions sometimes come up such as when is the last time you filled a prescription, when was your last physical, when was your last check-up, etc.  Google has come up with a way to keep all of that information organized and it’s called Google Health.

Below is a screen shot of the navigation of the site and the user interface:

When adding a list of medications being taken, information is placed within the Drug Interactions feature.  Users are asked to fill out profile details such as Age/sex/height, Conditions, Medications, Allergies, Procedures, Test results, and Immunizations.  The Add To This Profile feature has a full list of condition and symptom types that can added to your profile.

Medical records can be imported from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Cleveland Clinic MyChart, Longs Drug Stores, Medco, MinuteClinic from CVS Caremark, Quest Diagnostics, RxAmerica, and Walgreens Pharmacy.  Google plans to continuously add more clinics to the list.

The Explore health services feature allows the user to voluntarily make health information public to several clinics, who will then have permission to send your information around your profile.  Some of these clinics include, American Heart Association Heart Attack Risk Calculator, HxTI VaccineView, LIVESTRONG.COM Health Center, Lifestar, MediConnect Global, MyDailyApple,, MyMedicalSummary, NoMoreClipboard, and yourHealthâ?¢ by UNIVALâ?¢.

Marissa Mayer, VP Search Products & User Experience at Google announced the launch on the Google Blog.

Competitors include:
1.) Microsoft’s HealthVault
2.) RevolutionHealth
3.) MedBillManager