MADRID, Dec 4 (Portaltic/EP) — Google has integrated into its ecosystem, including search engine and Google Maps, a series of add-ons related to medical clinics such as the languages available to patients and whether it accepts people with insurance.
The new functionality, which is currently only available to Google users in the US, aims to enable people to “make informed decisions about their health,” the company explained in a statement.
To help users find doctors who provide treatment to patients who have health insurance, one novelty is a filter in the search engine and in maps to get only those who accept it in results, starting with Medicare, which is insurance for people over 65.
Also, so that people can communicate with their doctors, Google has also integrated the language or languages in which clinic care is available. The doctor himself can provide this information to help his potential patients make a choice.
Google explained that it currently supports dozens of languages represented in this functionality, including Spanish and sign language as well.
To ensure that the medical data provided by Google is up-to-date, the company will conduct a review of these profiles and help them fill in the information through its business tools.
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