To illustrate the challenge for Google Health
, a 2011 IDC Health Insights survey found that 7% of consumers had tried online EHRs, and fewer than half of those individuals continued to use them.
was designed to let people create and access a central repository for all of their health care information.
Track results via passwordprotected website or free iPhone app, or sync with Google Health
Since the mid-2000s, the interest in providing private PHR systems has increased, especially with the introduction of Google Health
, Microsoft Health Vault, and other Web-based services.
Microsoft launched its HealthVault platform to much fanfare in October 2007, and Google quickly followed suit, announcing its Google Health
solution at a Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society convention in early 2008.
At Mobile World Congress, the Bluetooth HDP-enabled Bluegiga eHealth Access Point will be demonstrated with Google Health
at stand 1F62 in Hall 1.
Advances in improving electronic health records aimed at providing accurate and portable data are currently being spearheaded by Google Health
, Kaiser Permanente, and HealthSpace.
Even the biggest online health information repositories are in disagreement: Google Health
uses the CCR standard, while Microsoft's Health Vault uses a combination of the CCR and the CCD.
Future HealthSync versions are also planned to support data sharing capabilities, which will enable patients to manage their health records via the Google Health
web-based interface, the company said.
Web sites such as Google Health
and HealtheHuman allow consumers to input their own health information, and in some cases download records directly from laboratories and pharmacies.
It has blurred faces on Google Maps Street View and kept records for Google Health
users that are separate from other Google services.
It turned out that some of the interfaces between the personal health record software and Microsoft Health Record Vault and Google Health
(the platforms the pilots are using) were more challenging than anticipated to develop.