Updated: May 7
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This article is all about the GOOGLE contributions to healthcare, prepared by Ms. Jemima, Biomedical Trainers, ATHEENAPANDIAN PRIVATE LIMITED.
GOOGLE IN HEALTHCARE
Google Health was launched in 2006 to connect patients with doctors, hospitals, and pharmacies. Within two years it was discontinued due to lack of widespread uptake. Later they started pursuing Google Health in 2018
During 2008-2012 it was named GOOGLE HEALTH.
It allowed Google users to check their health records in the Google Health system – either manually or by logging into the accounts of partner health providers. Users' information includes "health conditions, medications, allergies, and lab results."
Once entered, the linked health record uses Google Health information to provide the user with information about conditions and potential interactions between medications, conditions, and allergies.
The Google Health API (Application programming interface) is based on a subset of the Continuous Care record.
Google announced the retirement of Google Health on January 1, 2012; Data was available for download until January 1, 2013.
Google cited a lack of widespread adoption as the reason for abandoning the project.
Following a similarly named web service from 2008-2012, Google Health in 2018 is a name given to a team at Google rather than a service or app.
In 2018, during an operation codenamed "Tuscany," teams from across the company joined the new Google Health team.
These include artificial intelligence research teams Google Brain and Deep Mind and the healthcare teams of Nest Labs, the connected home company that Google acquired in 2014.
In 2020, there were four areas to focus on
1 . Consumer Tools
2. Clinician Tools
3. Imaging and Diagnostics
4. Research Group
GOOGLE HEALTH COLLABORATIONS
· Apollo Hospital
· Aravind Eye Care Hospital
· CIDRZA(Centre for Infections Disease Research in Zambia)
· Mayo clinic
· Northwestern Medicine
· Rajavithi Hospital
· Sankara Nethralaya
· Stanford Medicine
With Best Regards
Ms. G. Jemima