Google Health: It’s Over
I guess you’ve heard the news:
Google is giving up on its vision of helping people live healthier lives with online personal health records.
When Google Health was introduced in 2008, Marissa Mayer, a Google executive, said it would be a “large ongoing initiative” that the company hoped would attract millions of regular users.
But Google Health never really caught on.
Well, I know it’s easy to say now, but I wasn’t that surprised. After the first steps, and after years of hard work, Google Health failed to make a real impact on healthcare. When I read the news, an old blog entry of mine came to my mind:
Expecting Google Health to change healthcare is something like expecting Wikipedia to substitute all encyclopaedias in the world…
Some great pieces on this issue: