"We believe patients should be able to easily access and manage their own health information," said Marissa Mayer, Vice President, Search Products and User Experience, Google. "We chose Cleveland Clinic as one of the first partners to pilot our new health offering because as a provider, they already empower their patients by giving them online tools that help them manage their medical records online and coordinate care with their doctors."
By integrating with the Google platform, Cleveland Clinic is helping
create national access to electronic medical records at no cost to the user
or provider. The integration between the two systems will help deliver:
-- National Access-A more efficient and effective healthcare system driven
by a working interoperability model that moves electronic medical
records from a closed model to one that is open and connected.
-- Consumer Empowerment-A secure patient-centric, consumer-driven tool
that will provide each consumer increased control of their medical
care, without compromising their privacy. This will empower patients to
actively manage their overall health.
-- 24/7 Access/Portability-A web portal with 24/7 access, capable of
providing the consumer with an opportunity to actively engage in their
health care, heightening the importance of quality care and service by
"The partnership with Google is an example of true innovation in health
care which brings value to patients and providers," said Delos M. "Toby"
Cosgrove, M.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, Cleveland Clinic,
and member of the Google Health Advisory Council. "As the volume of medical
information available to patien
|SOURCE Cleveland Clinic|
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