Google Health was a personal health information centralization service (sometimes known as personal health record services) by Google introduced in 2008 and announced for withdrawal in 2011. The service allowed Google users to volunteer their health records – either manually or by logging into their accounts at partnered health services providers – into the Google Health system, thereby merging potentially separate health records into one centralized Google Health profile.
Volunteered information can include "health conditions, medications, allergies, and lab results". Once entered, Google Health used the information to provide the user with a merged health record, information on conditions, and possible interactions between drugs, conditions, and allergies. Google Health's API is based on a subset of the Continuity of Care Record.
... On June 24, 2011, Google has announced that Google Health will be discontinued as a service ... Google stated that they are discontinuing Google Health because it did not have as broad impact as Google had expected before ... with a few years of experience, we’ve observed that Google Health is not having the broad impact that we hoped it would ...
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