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Google Health To Launch Later This Year

Would You Let Google Manage Your Health?

Just when I thought Google was already all things to all people, they go and do this: Google Health. Google Chief Exec Eric Schmidt is currently at a health care conference to announce Google Health, an online management system that would store all your pertinent health information online.

Obviously, it'll face certain privacy concerns, but it would keep all the information that is a royal pain for you to get to now: Doctors in your area covered by your insurance (every health insurance website I've been to is totally confusing), and your records, such as whether you were immunized for something in the past (try getting that info without a fax machine and a warrant).

Google Health is supposed to be available to you later this year if you have a Google account, and I for one am totally excited. I think the privacy issues will bring up questions, but it's not impossible to govern. What do you think? Will you give your health to Google?

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hothamdreyfuss hothamdreyfuss 9 years
I think this is a great idea if you have to see several specialists and try to keep all the information straight. Sounds like a good place to keep all the information you need organized.
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 9 years
hell yeah. think about it, this is the same company that brought you gmail and picasa. they could manage a sandwich i was eating for all i care
x_juicyfruit x_juicyfruit 9 years
Hmm. That sounds cool to me, actually.
Korsgal Korsgal 9 years
I Like it just for the fact that I can find Doctor's covered by my insurance. I switched insurance this year and it took me forever to find a doctor that was covered.
calamari calamari 9 years
All of this information already exists on different servers and I'm sure that some of those servers aren't as secure as google. So yes. I would trust google with this information.
ktownpolarbear ktownpolarbear 9 years
I think it'll be a good thing, but security is a huge issue. I just read an article about health insurance identity theft.
sarlafrock sarlafrock 9 years
Yeah right... google already knows everytime I'm ever mentioned on the web, they know all of my emails, they provide specialized ads just for me... Next they'll know if I have any health problems... it's all getting a little too big brother. I love google, but everyone has a price. call me a conspiracist, but the govt is not buying my life story.
mayara mayara 9 years
I love Google, but no.
SkinnyMarie SkinnyMarie 9 years
I can retrieve that all from my insurance companies site, I don't need to throw google in the mix.
imLissy imLissy 9 years
that sounds awesome! I don't care about the privacy issue so much, though I assume you would have to provide you ss#. But I trust google with my e-mail, I think I could trust them with my health records.
kaenai kaenai 9 years
This could be a good thing, if it's managed properly. I just don't know that it will be. :(
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