Retailers Go Live With Google Health
New York City Google Health launched a beta site on Monday that allows individuals to upload and store personal health, medical and prescription info to be shared across the Web portal with their doctors.
A number of organizations announced plans to partner with Google Health including retailers CVS, Longs Drug Stores and Walgreens, as well as Quest Diagnostics and the American Heart Association.
Kroger reminds families about food safety
CINCINNATI As the summer grilling season approaches, The Kroger Co.’s family of stores is reminding customers about the four keys to safe grilling: chill, clean, separate and cook.
“Grilling out with family and friends is a terrific summer pastime we can all enjoy. At Kroger, we are partnering with our customers to remind them to follow these easy food safety tips so that every cookout is a success,” said Joe Grieshaber, group VP Kroger’s meat, seafood, deli and produce departments.
Retail pharmacies partner with Google for new health tool
NEW YORK Retail pharmacies such as CVS Caremark and Walgreens have partnered with Google to help consumers manage their health care information online through Google’s latest product, Google Health.
Using the Google Health tool, consumers can access vital health information, such as their prescription history. In addition, Google is working with the retailers to better integrate its product with their pharmacies. For example, patients who receive treatment at CVS’s MinuteClinic will be able to securely import their visit summaries into their Google Health Accounts. For its part, Walgreens is offering customers the chance to have their prescription history updated to Google Health on a daily basis.