Success of Personal Health Records Can Keep Up, Despite Google Health Failure

Despite the failure of Google Health, a service that gave people access to their personal health and wellness information, personal health records could still succeed if they are integrated into physician-managed electronic health records, according to research conducted by Frost & Sullivan and reported by eWeek.

The research firm predicts personal health records could see success as more healthcare providers implement EHRs. That integration is critical since healthcare providers would be able to feed patients' health data into their personal health records. Mobile health technology could also factor into the success of personal health records, according to the news report.

Experts concluded Google's health service ultimately failed for a number of reasons, including lack of commitment to the offering, lack of relationships with laboratories and weak consumer interest, according to the news report.

Read the news report about personal health records.

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