Google will unveil a new health platform in early 2008 that will provide a lot of health related information to its users. Google will offer personal medical records, health care-related search features, diet and exercise regimens, a localized “find a doctor” application, and other related features. They have already built an online prototype and is currently undergoing beta testing. Google as a search company, is in a perfect position to organize the vast amount of health related information and data by leveraging their existing resources. This alone gives them an edge over competitors who have similar online health platforms.
Google’s health platform, when launched, will be useful to both end users and doctors. Users will spend less time finding the health information and doctors will spend less time in looking up patient records.
» via [InformationWeek]