Google Health Close To Launching?

Philipp Lenssen and Tony Ruscoe at Google Blogoscoped have noted that the login page for Google Health is now live, although the service itself is not (and www.google.com/health currently redirects to the Google Coop page about health).

Gabriel Stricker, Google spokesperson, told us:

“We’re very interested in working on products in the area of health, and we’ve been blogging and speaking publicly about this for some time. While we have no additional information to share right now, we hope to in the future.”

At the Web 2.0 conference in October, Marissa Mayer, Vice President, Search Products & User Experience, said that Google Health would be launching in early 2008, so this login page may be a sign that things are on schedule.

We’ve been hearing about Google Health since early 2006. Google blog posts give some insight on the types of things Google is interested in regarding health-related information.

In Fall 2007, Microsoft launched Health Vault, which includes both storage of medical records and a health-specific search engine.

Opinions expressed in the article are those of the guest author and not necessarily Search Engine Land.

Related Topics: Channel: Consumer | Google: Health

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