Google Offers Personal Health Records on the Web

After a year and half of development, Google began offering online personal health records to the public on Monday.The Internet search giant’s service, Google Health, at, is the latest entrant in the growing field of companies offering personal health records on the Web. Their ranks range from longtime online health services like WebMD to the software powerhouse Microsoft to start-ups like Revolution Health.The companies all hope to capitalize eventually on the trend of increasingly seeking health information online, and the potential of Internet tools to help consumers manage their own health care and medical spending.

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