Google Health

I just discovered Google Health yesterday (what doesn't Google do these days?) and am enthralled by the idea of having a nice health record system that patients and doctors alike can access.  Imagine going for a check up and forgetting something the doctor said and being able to look it up online--they input your information directly into computers nowadays anyway.  And there'd be no more forms to fill out since all the info is already there--all you would have to do is invite a medical facility or practitioner to see your records.  Of course privacy is a huge issue (What if you don't want Google to know everything about you?  How about your optometrist knowing you had an abortion?) among other things, but I think with a bit of work, including a solid privacy policy and tight security, online health records could work really well for those that wanted to use it.

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