Google tweaks Google Health dashboards

Those who might have forgotten Google provides an online health service got a reminder Wednesday that the company is still chugging along.

Google reminded the world that it has a personal-health service Wednesday, announcing it has updated one of its lesser-used sites with a new look and feel.

Google Health is a service that allows users to upload personal health information to track their health status over time and find information on health issues, doctors, and other medical needs. Google has decided to make it easier for users to access their data through an improved dashboard that also lets users set personal health goals for themselves.

Anyone juggling several medications, or parents of children with extensive medical needs, might be interested in a Web-based service that helps them organize their medical history and data in a single place that's accessible from any browser. However, Google Health doesn't really seem to have caught on with the general public, as the idea of serving up your most private health details to a company with a professed thirst for data has to have made more than a few people think twice.

Google Health's new dashboard allows people to add personal health goals and track their medications.
Google Health's new dashboard allows people to add personal health goals and track their medications. Google

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