Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts To Integrate With Google Health
Congratulations to BCBSMA and GOOGLE!
Remember this is just claims data, but it does help supplement the information that can be collected by practices participating in the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative by providing data from hospitals and physicians not part of the Collaborative. SV
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA) announced today a partnership with Google Health that will expand options for members who want to create their own Personal Health Record (PHR). BCBSMA is the first health insurance company to sign an agreement to integrate on the Google Health platform. After the integration is complete, BCBSMA members can import their claims data into their Google Health profile safely and securely. Google Health, a new product that launched in mid-May of this year, allows patients to store and organize their medical records online.
Once this sharing relationship is established, Google Health will give BCBSMA members the ability to:
Organize, store and manage their medical records and personal health information online in one secure location, including BCBSMA claims data;
Download medical records and prescription history from other connected providers, such as retail pharmacies, Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs), labs and doctors offices;
Share their medical information with providers and or third party services they may offer customized services;
Learn about important health issues and potential drug-to-drug interactions;
Search for a doctor or hospital online.