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Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Google makes no-cost online medical records available
Google this week opened to the public an online personal health record service, www.GoogleHealth.
The move comes after 18 months of development and a pilot program with 10,000 patients at the Cleveland Clinic.
Google Health allows users to store their medical records and lab test results online, along with information about medications, vaccinations and allergies. Users can enter some information and have data pulled from clinical records. Users also can decide whether to share information in their histories with health care providers.
Patient privacy experts have expressed concern that despite password protection, sensitive health information could be compromised. Google has said the system has the highest level of security.
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