Boston — Members of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA) can now import their health history into their own Google Health personal health record (PHR).

Google Health, a new product that launched in mid-May of this year, enables people to store and organize their medical records online, safely and securely. The product is available at no charge, and only requires a username and password to get started.

“Google Health is an important tool for our members to improve the safety and effectiveness of their health care,” says Cleve Killingsworth, chairman and CEO of BCBSMA
A PHR with the Google Health enables BCBSMA members to manage their health information in one place, and share it with health care providers who currently don’t have access to data from other sources, the companies say, adding that many people have primary care doctors, specialists, labs, pharmacies and non-traditional providers at multiple institutions.

“Our members tell us they want easier and more portable access to their health care information,” says Steven Fox, BCBSMA’s VP of provider network management. “Having this information in one place can help our members and their doctors make health care decisions that can improve the quality of care they receive.”

Source: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

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