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News Google wants your medical records

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 22 Feb 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. sub routine

    sub routine Archie Gemel

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    What??? I could maybe undertand 3rd party data storage but the fact that it will be google seems a bit wierd.

     
  3. johnnyboy700

    johnnyboy700 Active Member

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    Yep, I can just see some smart arse hacking this database and using the info to trigger spam ads. I can see it now, Impotence problems, get cheap Viagra here.
     
  4. sotu1

    sotu1 Ex-Modder

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    yeh, sounds like they've pushed it a bit far....seems mostly innocent I'm sure, but there's gotta be a flaw somewhere along the line. Having said that, if we don't want to use it, then we don't have to sign up for it right?

    also, how does google know that we've specifically said that we've agreed that they can have access to our info?
     
  5. will.

    will. A motorbike of jealousy!

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    in ten years time they will be asking us to upload our DNA and make it open source.
     
  6. Dracyr

    Dracyr New Member

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    that made me laugh :D
     
  7. Kipman725

    Kipman725 When did I get a custom title!?!

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    that would be awsome
     
  8. cpemma

    cpemma Ecky thump

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    We are the Google, all your bases belong to us, we will assimulate you... :eeek:
     
  9. Nexxo

    Nexxo Queue Jumper

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    They can't do a worse job of it than the NHS/government's attempts at putting patient records on-line. This one may actually work...
     
  10. DXR_13KE

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    at least they are more organized....:rolleyes:
     
  11. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    Do they want a rectal exam via a web cam too???

    How about our SS number???
     
  12. Cadillac Ferd

    Cadillac Ferd New Member

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    Am I the only person who doesn't trust Google? Just because they say they will 'do no evil' doesn't mean that we should believe them!
     
  13. Highland3r

    Highland3r New Member

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    Not sure about this idea... The idea that my medical records are available online, secured only by a password which I use to read my email is a bit worrying!

    Don't forget, this is probably a MUCH simpler implementation than the NPFiT project to bring IT into the NHS.
     
  14. Fishlock

    Fishlock .o0o.

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    So what about online banking?
     
  15. Highland3r

    Highland3r New Member

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    That's "only money" fine people can clear you out, but they can do the same with your card and pin too.

    Medical records contain much more personal information, which can be abused by and are of use to MANY MANY more people.
     
  16. Fishlock

    Fishlock .o0o.

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    Sorry there was much more to my post than that, but the works PC crashed!

    I do disagree with having medical records kept online, because no matter how secure someone thinks it may be, it can still be accessed. All day long I work with peoples medical records and have training in data confidentiality etc etc, and I think it should always stay in the hospital, not on the internet.
     
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    Google Health is being previewed at the company booth and gives a glimpse of what consumers participating in a trial in Cleveland will experience--a clean and simple interface where people can get to their health information in one place, share it with others, and search for information and care providers. Google Health will be available for anyone with a Google account. Consumers using the site will be able to create a customized profile of their health, and share that with doctors and family members, as well as eventually important medical records from hospitals, doctors' offices, and pharmacies. The site is integrated with Google Maps and Gmail to enable people to search for health care providers, see their locations on a map, and save the contact information in Gmail. Thanks for google..:clap:
     
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