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Google Health plans to shut down at the end of the year

Google HealthA Google Health pilot program to collect and manage personal health records for some Spokane residents will shut down on Jan. 1, 2012.

The closure affects about 280 Spokane patients who used Google Health in conjunction with 1HealthRecord, an online system to connect medical information to health providers.

Google, the Silicon Valley tech giant, developed Google Health in 2008 as a central hub to collect medical information and manage which medical providers can access it.

Google launched dozens of tests of the online personal record management system nationwide. Google recently said it will shut down Google Health at the end of this year.

As one of three pilot projects statewide, Spokane patients at three provider clinics, Heart Clinics Northwest, Physicians Clinic of Spokane and Rockwood Clinic, were invited to use 1HealthRecord to upload medications and allergy records into their personal, online health record in Google Health.

Northwest Health Services (INHS) developed 1HealthRecord as an application for use with current and future personal health record systems.

Rockwood Clinic to open Airway Heights center, plus expand at NorthPointe Plaza

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Worth blogging here is the John Stucke story from today on expansion plans by Rockwood Clinic, of Spokane:

The fast-growing clinic will open a family health care center, with three providers – including at least one physician – in a new location in Airway Heights.

Jill Fix, a Rockwood spokeswoman, said the new clinic will have a staff of nine.
The opening date is tentatively set for April 1. It will include radiology and a laboratory.
The clinic will be at 10414 W. Highway 2 – within the Crosspointe Center – and occupy about 3,870 square feet. The clinic is being designed by Chris Herath and built by Vandervert Construction, LLC.
At the same time Rockwood is opening a new Rockwood North Specialty Center.  It will include six family practitioners, four pediatricians, a podiatrist and two ophthalmologists when it is fully staffed – perhaps by late June.
The new clinic will occupy 10,000 square feet and include a lab and radiology services. The clinic’s existing physical therapy practice will expand to add two more therapists, with plans to bolster industrial rehabilitation and add hand therapy services.
Vandervert is in charge of construction and Bernardo-Willis did the design work.

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