Google introduces health Web site

July 1, 2008

Google has launched a beta version of Google Health as a Web site at which consumers can store and manage their personal health information at no charge.

Mountain View, CA-Google has launched a beta version of Google Health as a Web site at which consumers can store and manage their personal health information at no charge.

The site is designed to permit patients to create online health profiles, import medical records from hospitals and pharmacies, learn about health issues, search for doctors and hospitals, and connect to online health services from http://www.google.com/health/. The Cleveland Clinic is a partner in the venture.

"Google Health aims to solve an urgent need that dovetails with our overall mission of organizing patient information and making it accessible and useful," wrote Marissa Mayer, Google vice president, search and user products, on the company's blog. "Through our health offering, our users will be empowered to collect, store, and manage their own medical records."