What is Google Health?
Google Health is an online consumer-based product offered to individuals who want to organize, store, and track their health care needs, issues, and information. The service is offered free of charge by Google as part of an individualized health management account. Users enjoy individualized tracking of health and wellbeing as the main feature of Google Health. Google Health was implemented in 2008. In 2011, Google announced that it would be withdrawing the service in 2012.
The main purpose of Google Health was to empower consumers by allowing them to share medical records and track their health progress, as well as refine their health and wellness searches.
Google Health verwendete Verschlüsselungstechniken, um die Vertraulichkeit der Benutzer zu schützen. Obwohl der Online-Service voraussichtlich am 1. Januar 2012 enden wird, sollen Daten-Downloads bis zum 1. Januar 2013 verfügbar sein. Google Data Liberation Front ermöglicht es Nutzern, ihre Daten einfach von diesem und anderen Google-Produkten zu übertragen.
Google Health started a pilot in 2008 that involved more than 16,000 patients at the Cleveland Clinic.