Google Health gaining up Partners

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Google health, you might remember this word which i was talking about an year ago. Yeah Google health is moving forwarnd in health care technology market. This might be a good move by to capture the online market not only through search engines but also in diversified backgrounds.

Recently google has acquired Picnic a online photo editing portal and it made three acquisitions in three weeks. This shows Google is very keen in holding the grip over the online world especially to face the competetors like Microsoft, Yahoo etc.

Google health is one which basically offer an online medical portaal where we can research medical conditions and issues, find doctors and track down other health related websites or articles. You can also compile and store a health profile by adding test results, names of medications, insurance information, and electronic medical records from your computer or from third-party partners.

Google is dealing with partnering with some major firms which are medical stream to increase their business. One of Google's new partners is Surescripts, a company that lets its subscribers access prescription information through the Web. Doing this surescripts members can store and track their prescription history via google health.

Also Google has tied up with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Citizen Memorial Healthcare (CMH), and Iatric Systems.

Recently Google health teamed up with withings wiki Body scale which is product that records Body weight, mass and BMI (body mass index) and then wirelessly sends that information to a connected device such as a computer or smartphone.

Well google health has still some concerns to think upon as experts say that information stored on Google health is not secure as it uses a commom password which gmail account has.

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