Google Health Announces Profile Sharing
Google Health, the Internet giant’s free online personal health record service, is nearing a year old. This week the company rolled out some changes to the service, some of which the company anticipated last spring.
Users may now share their health profiles with others, such as doctors and family. Account owners grant access to others via e-mail addresses. Viewers cannot edit or share a profile. Account owners control how much of the profile others see, another change.
Google’s list of partners continues to grow. Partners are primarily national pharmacy chains that can feed medication information into Google Health accounts. However, patients of the Cleveland Clinic and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center can import their records through those facilities’ patient portals.