Google wants to manage your health information starting in Cleveland:

The
Cleveland Clinic has more than 100,000 patients and many of those are
retirees who spend some of the year elsewhere such as Arizona and
Florida. And when they go, their medical records don’t follow says Dr.
C. Martin Harris, the clinic’s chief information officer.

The
Google personal health record Harris says is a solution to that
problem, among others. A person can approve the transfer of information
on medical conditions, allergies, medications and laboratory results
from the clinic’s computers to a Google personal health record.


Is this Google move into personal health from public search a good omen or a harbinger of bad things to come?

Do people understand what it means to give Google access to their health records?

What other unapproved entities will have access to that information beyond a personal care physician and Google itself?

What
restrictions are in place to protect people from having their
healthcare hacked and used against them in public or in private
blackmail?

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