Google Health First Impression

It resonated throughout the blogosphere a couple days ago that Google Health (<– the actual service page) finally launched. This has been for a ; it’s since I found out about it, and it was in the works for a while before then. Glad it finally came out (marked “BETA”, as is Google’s routine). So, I signed up for it. What else would I do? (And I think my mom was trying it out, too; she read the TOS at the very least.) Though it’s going to be a fight between Google Health and Google Web History for the gh…

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Google Releases Health Screenshots

Google posted “Google Health, a first look” on the Official Google Blog early this morning, and included screenshots of both the sign-in screen and the internal homepage associated with users’ profiles, which displays some vital statistics. I’ll only use the homepage shot here, since the login screen is pretty standard-Google. Aside from appearing to have been taken on a Mac (judging from button styling and text rendering), the service appears (appropriately) pretty Googley to me. It looks very cool, and displays a sample of what happens when you link your profile with a health-care provider. Namely, the homepage displays what…

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Google Health Trial in Cleveland

A few days ago, I got a slew of posts in Google Reader about a trial of Google Health scheduled to take place at the Cleveland Clinic. I finally decided to blog about it. I won’t go into too much detail, since that’s already been covered, but I will share my feelings about the service. First, a little background. was started over a year ago, possibly under the name of M Scrapbook (Google Blogoscoped) as a service to store all health-related information in an online database accessible to health care providers across the country and around the world. Microsoft did…

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Google Health Login Screen Surfaces

Google Blogoscoped has done it again. Another Google Health screenshot, this time of the login screen, which is currently active at the URL beneath the screenshot: https://www.google.com/accounts/ServiceLogin?service=health At least, it is for now. GB’s shot shows the login box captioned with “Sign in to Google Health…”, while my experience, about five hours later, shows “Sign in to New Service…”. And trying to sign in, or use the Google Account creation link under the login box, will just get you an “Invalid request.” Trying any of the links, in fact, really doesn’t do much. Both the tour and theprivacy policy are…

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Google Working On Its Own Health Project

Hey, looks like I finally get to bash Google for copying. Not that I want to, but it is a refreshing change from Microsoft… Anyway, Google Health, an information project similar to Microsoft’s HealthVault, will let people create a profile containing all their medications and medical records. Such a system would make activities like moving and traveling easier, since unfamiliar health-care providers can access a comprehensive overview of a patient’s medical history. The original leader of the project, Adam Bosworth, has since resigned, but the project itself is alive and kicking at Google. Health professionals were shown a prototype earlier…

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