Google Health?

March 4, 2008 at 9:11 am | Posted in Economoney, Internet, Online services, Web Apps | Leave a comment

Google Health? I don’t mean the bottom line. Or Clinics. Its about patient records – a health information storage system now in development. They demoed it a bit recently.
“When you add some information to your profile, Google Health will search trusted medical sources and create a health guide targeted for you. … Google Health will check for relevant updates to your guide whenever you add new information to the profile.” You can use the health guide, Google writes, to learn about drug interactions, treatments, tests and preventive measures.
A side box warns, “Be sure to discuss questions about your medical care with your doctor or medical provider before making changes,” and a footnote reads, “Built in collaboration with”.

I understand the concept. Its no where near the issue in Canada but still, records are scattered on various systems. Possible patient control over their health records is interesting.  But sounds a bit fraught, especially for a hypochondriac. Be interesting to see where this goes…

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