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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