Google is piloting a telemedicine program that connects web searchers of medical information to doctors, the tech giant confirmed to Engadget this week.
The service will allow people who search for symptoms to connect with a doctor via video chat. For now, the service is in a pilot phase and the company is covering the costs. Other details on the service have not been released.
Google has made a few entrants into healthcare this year. In June, it announced a new mobile platform called Fit that will integrate various fitness applications. Also that month, the company collaborated with UCLA to Google Glass technology to train surgeons in Paraguay and Brazil. A report from Health Research Institute at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) indicates that the tech giants like Google and Apple will reshape healthcare, as it becomes more consumer friendly.