Sunday, July 31, 2011

"Google Health" on its deathbed

The google giveth and the google taketh away:

Official Google Blog: An update on Google Health and Google PowerMeter:

"we’ve observed that 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. That’s why we’ve made the difficult decision to discontinue the Google Health service. We’ll continue to operate the Google Health site as usual through January 1, 2012, and we’ll provide an ongoing way for people to download their health data for an additional year beyond that, through January 1, 2013."

This means that my effort of codifying my health history, and keeping track of my workout regime and it's effect will still have a function: To remind me and other early adopters not to put too much trust in new projects, even from the biggest companies.

Now hows that G+ profile building coming along....

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