Apparently the much-rumored Google Health is going to enter testing soon with a group of patients from a clinic in Cleveland.
I’m not sure what to think of this program yet. I don’t really like the idea of any other company having access to my health records, but let’s face it, how do we know who has access to our medical records currently?
Don’t get me wrong, I love the Google, but the amount of information that they possess is somewhat scary when you step back and think about it. The thought of them having access to my medical records seems just a little much for me. However, the blog post does note that you will have access to your records through a secure API (Application Program Interface – aka. “nerd stuff”). So, it’s hard to say how much access Google will actually have to the records.
Either way, it seems a little scary and “Big Brother” to me.