IBM software to connect personal medical devices to Google Health

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Using the newly-announced IBM software to connect personal medical devices to Google Health and other health-record systems will allow patients to exchange vital health information with their doctors and other health services professionals more easily, and in real-time. As a result, health professionals can provide more timely feedback to patients on their conditions, suggest treatments, and help improve overall quality of life. Examples given in the IBM press release are: “a busy mom can receive daily electronic updates on the health status of an aging parent who lives alone, is suffering from high blood pressure, and is on multiple medications. A traveling businessperson, who is diabetic and training for a marathon, can have a real-time discussion about her blood sugar levels and heart rate with her coach hundreds of miles away.”