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Google Health Up and Running

May 20, 2008
by Travis Gathright
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Healthcare IT News reports Google Health is live as of yesterday. Google Health is delivered in “beta,” but it seems like the only thing without a “beta” tag at Google is the main page. They take their iterative development seriously.

I am a huge fan of Google, and this is a very exciting idea. The vision for Google Health is to be a platform for health-related applications, as well as a PHR. There is a lot of information out there about Google Health, but the most informative thing I’ve seen is the presentation given by Dr. Eric Schmidt, Google CEO, at HIMSS 2008. There are a few good questions from the audience at the end, as well. Check it out if you’re interested.


Travis Gathright

CIO and Corporate Compliance Officer, Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, Philadelphia


As CIO, Travis Gathright's responsibilities include IT strategic planning,...