Google Health set to launch today

Google Health set to launch today

Summary: Google Health has been talked about for a long time -- the project was started by former Google employee, Adam Bosworth, but has been taken over by Marissa Mayer since his departure. The service has been long awaited, and heavily speculated about, but according to the AP, Google is launching a pilot program for volunteering patients the Cleveland Clinic today.

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googlehealth.jpgGoogle Health has been talked about for a long time -- the project was started by former Google employee, Adam Bosworth, but has been taken over by Marissa Mayer since his departure. The service has been long awaited, and heavily speculated about, but according to the AP, Google is launching a pilot program for volunteering patients the Cleveland Clinic today.

Early hints surfaced almost two years ago when I found a service called M Scrapbook (presumably short for “Medical Scrapbook”) which later changed its name to “Weaver”. Since then, we’ve seen some leaked screenshots and found more login pages. But the Associated Press is now reporting that it recently learned from the Cleveland Clinic that Google Health will finally begin its pilot today. -- Tony Ruscoe, Blogoscoped

Tony Ruscoe notes that the login page he found is now the page you are directed to when you visit http://www.google.com/health -- previously it went to Google Co-op. If you are one of the lucky patients that gets to test the service out -- let us know about it in the TalkBack or email me.

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  • Login to Health

    I was able to login @ www.google.com/health
    and was redirected to:
    http://www.google.com/coop/topics/Health

    (not sure if you've experienced this already, but it's new to me)
    HobbesPDX
  • Privacy Power to Patients!

    Maybe patients can use contract law to enhance the privacy of their health records. <a href="http://hack-igations.blogspot.com/2008/02/contracts-for-patient-privacy.html">http://hack-igations.blogspot.com/2008/02/contracts-for-patient-privacy.html</a> http://hack-igations.blogspot.com/2008/02/contracts-for-patient-privacy.html
    benjaminwright75205