Google officials say the company is replacing the electronic health record system it now uses for onsite employee health clinics.
Google will implement an EHR system from Fort Wayne, Ind.-based Medical Informatics Enginnering (MIE) at two locations in Mountain View, Calif., and one in Kirkland, Wash.
The MIE Enterprise Health EHR will integrate with the Google Health product, enabling Google employees (or "Googlers") to send their health records to the onsite health center EHR prior to a visit.
"As part of the Google Health team and as a Google employee, I am pleased that our own clinics can give patients full access to their health information," said Roni Zeiger, MD, product manager for Google Health. "Innovative products such as MIE's Web-based EHR help put more patients at the center of their care."
Employees will be able to send medical information that is documented in the EHR during a clinical encounter to their Google Health account for inclusion in their personal health record.
"We are very pleased that Google has selected MIE's WebChart EHR as a key component to help improve the health and wellness of its own people. As one of the most innovative technology companies in the world, we think it speaks volumes that Google continues to invest in secure, patient-centered and interoperable healthcare IT solutions," said MIE Executive Vice President Peter Norder.