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Google Health gets a redesign, expands health-care partnerships

Today Google Health unveiled a site redesign, as well as new partnerships with mobile health apps, wellness monitoring devices and health-care providers.

The makeover includes a new dashboard for organizing fitness, nutrition and other health goals and new tools for tracking goal progress such as charts and an online journal. Another addition is the ability to integrate data from Fitbit and CardioTrainer. But perhaps one of the more interesting new developments is the announcement of partnerships with hospitals. According to a Google blog entry:

In addition to redesigning the product and forming new partnerships with device and mobile apps developers, we’ve continued to expand our more traditional integrations with hospitals and other healthcare data providers. Three recent highlights include Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Sharp HealthCare.

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