Google Health

By Brian Dolan 10:43 am April 30, 2009
In the past few weeks Google Health has caught a good amount of flack for inaccuracies that made their way into a patient's personal health record, and whether it deserves blame or not, you have to admit  Google did play a part in that debacle. Now, however, a consumer watchdog group has accused Google of lobbying the federal government to let it sell patients' online medical records, and this...
By Brian Dolan 06:33 pm April 27, 2009
At a panel session at the American Telemedicine Association event here in Las Vegas, IBM's Chief Medical Officer Dr. Richard Bakalar said that the swine flu pandemic currently facing the U.S., Mexico and other countries would be better managed through home health telemonitoring systems.  "Look at our current situation with swine flu," Bakalar said. "If we were to have a pandemic outbreak of swine...
By Brian Dolan 12:24 pm April 23, 2009
During the past two days the mobihealthnews team has been covering the Health 2.0 conference here in Boston, MA. For those readers who were unable to make it to the show we also put together a quick photo essay that includes just some of the speakers and panels that were on-stage at the event this past week. Click here to scroll through the photos we captured at the Health 2.0 event that took...
By Brian Dolan 12:17 pm April 23, 2009
A.D.A.M. Chief Medical Officer Dr. Alan Greene (right) amused the audience and ACOR's Gilles Frydman (left) by referencing Thomas Jefferson half a dozen times during a plenary session on Wednesday here at Health 2.0 in Boston. Sensei CEO Bob Schwarzberg demonstrates his company's latest iPhone application, My Diabetes Guide. A.D.A.M. CEO Kevin Noland demonstrates his company's latest iPhone...
By Brian Dolan 10:03 am April 14, 2009
During a panel discussion here at the World Health Care Congress in Washington D.C., PatientsLikeMe Co-Founder, President and Director Benjamin Heywood briefly described his social networking site's growing popularity and aims. Heywood also noted that he's still fascinated that PatientsLikeMe is thrown into the Health 2.0 bucket even though most users of his site are not young "technorati" but...
By Brian Dolan 05:01 am April 13, 2009
A recent blog post by Dave deBronkart, better known on the internet as "ePatientDave," has lit a fire under Google Health (he calls it an "uproar"): Seems the data the Google Health repository pulls from a patient's health records can be "grossly inaccurate." Dave's new Google Health account informed him that his cancer had spread to either his brain or his spine and it also listed a myriad of...
By Brian Dolan 07:07 am March 31, 2009
An iPhone application developer has leveraged Google Health's API to create Health Cloud, an application for Apple's iPhone that gives users access to the information they have entered into their Google Health personal health record. Like the other Google Health readers for mobile phones that we have written about in the past, this one only allows users to access the information in a readable...
By Brian Dolan 06:29 am March 5, 2009
When I saw the headlines about Google Health's update today, I had high hopes that one of those bullet points would describe the PHR's new mobile strategy. My initial surprise, however, wore thin by the time I read through the official announcement over at Google's blog. They have a new mobile strategy: Print out your Google Health account information and keep a copy of it in your wallet. Think I...
By Brian Dolan 06:56 am February 18, 2009
While the more than $19 billion stimulus funds for healthcare I.T. don't specify it--they will help mHealth, PHR providers and health monitoring devices generate up to $460 million in revenue come 2013, according to a recent report by Parks Associates. The key is to target the disease management (DM) industry. Parks points not only to the Obama administration's stimulus package and reform plans,...
By Brian Dolan 10:48 am February 6, 2009
As of Tuesday Google Health was finally viewable from the mobile phone--now the company is really getting its mobile act together: The Continua Health Alliance, an industry group promoting compatibility between medical devices and online health systems, has teamed up with IBM to develop a set of interface tools for Google Health that will allow wirelessly-enabled medical devices like glucose...