Google is shutting down its cloud-based Google Health, a Personal Health Record service

Google is shutting down its cloud-based Google Health, a Personal Health Record service, by the end of the year.

I wrote:

Who’da thunk it? — Personal Health Record project with big corporate sponsors not working out so well …

and

Label me skeptical: Personal Health Records as healthcare panacea?

both in 2007.

Considering the education and expertise one needs to really manage (and comprehend) health records robustly, let me state that I consider the entire concept of the “personal heath record” inane.

You heard it here first.

— SS