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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Google Health

The Google personal health data offering has been in the works for some time, now it's upon us. There are still lots of skeptics about having Google be responsible for yet another form of public information. Will there be sufficient privacy for both the information and searches that are made by participants? What does it meant to integrate information from other Google services and the new health site? If we assume that it will be pharmas that will do much advertising, to what degree will that be regulated? I recall that this was one of the things that Web MD was originally designed to do. The Google site says:
" ... Google Health puts you in charge of your health information. It's safe, secure, and free.

Organize your health information all in one place
Gather your medical records from doctors, hospitals, and pharmacies
Keep your doctors up to date about your health
Be more informed about important health issues ... "

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