Google Health launched today in what could portend a far more personal, digital future for health-related data. Google Health is a way to manage your medical records. Proponents of Google Health and Microsoft’s similar Health Vault say they could make medical data more accessible for patients, enabling them to take control of their health care. Opponents worry that putting the information online is a threat to privacy and unlikely to make much of a difference in how doctors treat their patients.
Google Health21 05 2008