Cleveland — Cleveland Clinic is collaborating with Google to pilot features and services of a new health offering. The recently announced Google Health electronic system, not yet publicly available, will assist providers by helping patients gain control of their medical records, which stands to benefit health insurers. Customers will have access their own health records online, enabling them to schedule appointments and refill prescriptions as well as interact with multiple physicians and health care service providers on their own—reducing reliance on an insurers’ customer service departments.

In addition to its agreement with Cleveland Clinic, Google said it signed deals with a range of companies, including Aetna Inc., medical tester Quest Diagnostics Inc., Walgreens and Walmart Stores Inc. pharmacies, as well as a number of other hospitals.

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