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Google Health: The First Steps

We’ve been all waiting for this for a long time now. Google Health is officially up and running. It aims to play the main role in the electronic/personal health record story. What is it about?

Google Health allows you to store and manage all of your health information in one central place. And it’s completely free. All you need to get started is a Google username and password.

Google believes that you own your medical records and should have easy access to them. The way we see it, it’s your information; why shouldn’t you control it?

  • Keep your doctors up-to-date
  • Stop filling out the same paperwork every time you see a new doctor
  • Avoid getting the same lab tests done over and over again because your doctor cannot get copies of your latest results
  • Don’t lose your medical records because of a move, change in jobs or health insurance

Let’s create your health profile and tell us your opinion!

Anyway, when I write an e-mail in Google Mail, I get some relevant ads on the sidebar. I hope I will never get pharma ads or spams from doctors based on my Google Health profile…

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10 Comments Post a comment
  1. Another, slightly more in-depth review of Google Health can be found over at:

    Overall, good roll-out by Google, though they have much more work ahead of them.

    May 20, 2008
  2. Main problem is not the advertisement.
    Who, how, when and why can access ALL my medical data?
    Insurance companies? Future or current employers?

    There has been several thoughts on this all over the web in the last few months. The advertisement is welcome in a sense, I am used to ignore it fully, but the privacy concerns are more relevant.
    I am not really sure that we must put everything on the net.

    So, I would wait a bit more before opening the champagne.

    May 20, 2008
  3. I’m sorry but I’m sure you will (see Ads that is).

    May 23, 2008
  4. Sam #

    google health will bring n more info and a up to date in healths world. more information and trends in health industry

    April 26, 2009

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