Frequently asked questions
Browse through a collection of commonly asked questions to find answers related to Google Health.
What is Google Health?
Google Health is committed to helping billions of people be healthier through products and services that connect and bring meaning to health information. Google Health is focused on developing technology solutions to enable care teams to deliver better, faster, and more connected care. We’re working on products and features to empower people to be healthier with the information, assistance, and connections they need to act on their health. And Google Health is exploring the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to assist in diagnosing cancer, predicting patient outcomes, preventing blindness, and much more. Our work complements Google’s mission to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.
What are Google Health products?
Our teams are applying our expertise with products or solutions in four major areas:
- For consumers with high-quality information and tools to help people manage their health and wellbeing, in products such as Search, Maps, YouTube, Fitbit, Fit, and Nest.
- For caregivers with solutions to transform care delivery, in products such as Google Cloud’s Healthcare Data Engine and Care Studio.
- For caregivers through research to catalyze the use of artificial intelligence for the screening and diagnosis of disease, with products like ARDA for diabetic retinopathy, and explorations in mammography, dermatology, and tuberculosis screening.
- For healthy communities with data and insights for the public health community so they can better understand the environment in which people live, work and play, with tools like Exposure Notifications, Community Mobility Reports, Health Equity Tracker, and Google.Org AdGrants.
Is there a Google healthcare division?
Google Health is a company-wide effort to help billions of people be healthier through products and services that connect and bring meaning to health information. While Google Health is designed to help both individuals and healthcare providers, there is no "Google Healthcare" division or platform within Google today.
Does Google collect my healthcare information?
When you use Google’s products and services, you trust us with your data. It’s our responsibility to keep your data private and secure. And at Google Health, we are guided by core privacy and security principles as we build new products and services. Visit the Safety Center to learn more.
Are there Google Health medical records?
No. Care Studio by Google Health does not provide medical records. It takes the information that is already in a healthcare provider's Electronic Healthcare Record (EHR) and displays it to clinicians who use that EHR in a new way. The product is designed to adhere to industry-wide regulations that protect patient data and govern how data can be used and processed, including HIPAA. We implement administrative, technical and physical safeguards to protect information.
What is Google Health Studies?
Google Health Studies is an app that empowers you to contribute to important health research with leading institutions, simply and securely from your phone.
What are examples of Google Health research and Google medical research?
Google Health is working to create new AI and discover opportunities to increase the availability and accuracy of healthcare technologies globally, to realize long-term health technology potential. We are doing this through the screening and diagnosis of disease, with products like ARDA for diabetic retinopathy, explorations in mammography, dermatology, and tuberculosis screening, and more.
What happened to Google Health Deepmind?
Deepmind is committed to solving intelligence, to advance science and benefit humanity. DeepMind was acquired by Google in 2014.
Is Fitbit part of Google Health?
Fitbit is dedicated to helping people lead healthier, more active lives. Fitbit was acquired by Google in 2021.
Where can I find the latest Google Health news?
The latest news on Google Health can be found on The Keyword, the Google Health blog.
What is the DermAssist tool from Google?
DermAssist is a regulated skin search app from Google Health that helps users find personalized dermatology information about skin concerns after a few questions and three quick photos, and will be made available via limited release in certain regions. DermAssist is not currently available in the United States.
Does Google Health diagnose skin conditions?
DermAssist is intended for informational purposes only and does not provide a medical diagnosis.
Does Google Health still exist?
Google Health is not shutting down and continues on its mission to help billions of people be healthier through products and services that connect and bring meaning to health information.
Why did Google Health fail?
Google Health continues to release new products, services, experiences, and research to connect and bring meaning to health information.
What happened to Google Health?
Google Health is a company-wide effort to develop technology solutions to enable care teams to deliver better, faster and more connected care; to empower people to be healthier with the information, assistance, and connections they need to act on their health; and exploring the use of artificial intelligence to assist in diagnosing cancer, predicting patient outcomes, preventing blindness and much more.