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KevinMD's postmortem on Google Health

Last week, Google announced it was shutting down Google Health. Kevin Pho, MD, thinks the initiative didn't take off because it omitted an important constituency:

The failure to involve health care professionals is the biggest reason why Google Health failed. I hope people will begin to realize that nothing will change in health care unless physicians are on board 100%. Like it or not, doctors still wield tremendous influence over their patients, so for consumer health innovations to succeed, it needs to come through the doctor's office.

I think that may be part of the story, but not all of it. What do you think, readers? Why didn't Google Health succeed?

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