Big Brother Google will store your medical records

With Google expanding into new areas, this is just another area where they plan to expand into… Patients’ Health Record will be stored online by Google.

On Feb 21, 2008 Google announced that they will launch a pilot project will involve 1,500 to 10,000 patients at the Cleveland Clinic who volunteered to an electronic transfer of their personal health records so they can be retrieved through Google’s new service, which won’t be open to the general public.

Google Inc. will begin storing the medical records of a few thousand people as it tests a long-awaited health service that’s likely to raise more concerns about the volume of sensitive information entrusted to the Internet search leader.

Each health profile, including information about prescriptions, allergies and medical histories, will be protected by a password that’s also required to use other Google services such as e-mail and personalized search tools.

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One response to “Big Brother Google will store your medical records

  1. It’s good project, but will it also affect our privacy?…And honestly speaking, I don’t see significant benefit from it.

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