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Google Health: Questions and Questions

Many interesting articles have ruled the medical blogosphere recently. Now, I’d like to collect these and I’d also like this post to serve as a platform for valuable discussions about Google’s possible role in medicine.
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  • You can read about Dr. Google or Dr. Microsoft at Clinical Cases and Images. According to this post, we’ll not see these improvements before 2008-2009.

I have trusted them with all kinds of my other information (e.g. Google Reader, Google Alert – the editor) – would I trust them with my personal health information? I am still considering it.


Before we get some news about this service, take a look at

We would like to know your opinion! Would you store your personal health information with Google Health? Would you like to be able to find your basic medical information in one place where your doctor can leave you notes/instructions or where you could find your ECGs, X-rays, etc.?

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  1. Jan #

    I wrote an article (unfortunately in Dutch) about the intentions of Google and Microsoft. Bottom line is that my medical data is to be present for doctors and nobody else. So if you ask me the question if I am going to store my medical data at Google or Microsoft, my reply will be: absolutely not!

    August 20, 2007
  2. Jan, you should write in English. You could have a well-known English medical blog.

    Anyway, I totally agree with you.

    August 20, 2007
  3. Jan #

    I am trying to write an English article once a week, but so far I did not succeed :-(. I’ll try to translate some of my articles this week.

    August 20, 2007
  4. Jan #

    I translated the article about Google and Microsoft going into health: Store my medical data at Google or Microsoft? I don’t think so!.

    August 20, 2007
  5. lid #

    I have been experienceing numbness in my right leg thy area, not sure if it is my circulation or what, have any ideas?

    May 23, 2008
  6. Jan, you should write in English. You could have a well-known English medical blog.

    Anyway, I totally agree with you.

    July 19, 2011
  7. Thanks for your article. What I want to comment on is that when searching for a good on the net electronics shop, look for a site with full information on important factors such as the personal privacy statement, safety details, payment options, along with terms as well as policies. Always take time to investigate the help as well as FAQ segments to get a far better idea of what sort of shop performs, what they are able to do for you, and just how you can use the features.

    August 28, 2011

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