Google Health Will Shut Down at the Beginning of 2012
Google Health, the company’s attempt to improve health care by letting consumers move medical data online and control who can access it, is shutting down. The service will be retired on January 1, 2012.
In a blog post announcing the news, Google says the product didn’t catch on as it had hoped:
Google Health is not having the broad impact that we hoped it would. There has been adoption among certain groups of users like tech-savvy patients and their caregivers, and more recently fitness and wellness enthusiasts. But we haven’t found a way to translate that limited usage into widespread adoption in the daily health routines of millions of people.
Matt also points out that the Google’s PowerMeter service is also closing. It will be available until September 15, 2011.
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