Most of us are aware that Google has been talking about having a health Web site, in which we can store our health data. So now that Google is offering the service for free, I went to take a look at the site. It is very inclusive and is easy to navigate and to set up a profile. Google’s site states:

About Google Health

Google Health allows you to store and manage all of your health information in one central place. And it’s completely free. All you need to get started is a Google username and password.

Google believes that you own your medical records and should have easy access to them. The way we see it, it’s your information; why shouldn’t you control it?

  • Keep your doctors up-to-date
  • Stop filling out the same paperwork every time you see a new doctor
  • Avoid getting the same lab tests done over and over again because your doctor cannot get copies of your latest results
  • Don’t lose your medical records because of a move, change in jobs or health insurance

Though I believe Google has done a great job setting up the health site and states that your medical data will be safe, what do you think about storing this information online?

Comments welcome.

Google site is here.