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News Microsoft trials medical record system

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 16 Jun 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. Mentai

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    Google for sure. Too my knowledge, they haven't been evil yet. Microsoft certainly has been in the past.
     
  3. Shielder

    Shielder Live long & prosper!

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    Would you really want your medical history held [str]to ransom[/str] by MS? Also, how much security will MS have to put in place to make the stuff secure?

    Andy
     
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    Quite frankly they can both keep those noses away from my medical data. In fact any company that doesn't keep my data in a secured cabinet in a locked vault can keep away from my medical data. People’s medical information is a goldmine for unscrupulous insurance companies, employers, and even to a degree ill-informed homophobic "political" groups. I most certainly wouldn't want Microsoft anywhere near it with their record of security and I just have an image of getting several adverts for Paracetamol when I surf the web to trust Google with the data either.
     
  5. amacieli

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    You prefer the *government* to know all about you? You cannot be serious!
     
  6. Timmy_the_tortoise

    Timmy_the_tortoise International Man of Awesome

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    I think I'll leave my medical records in the hands of the NHS, thank you.
     
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    <A88> Trust the Computer

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    No surprise to see that yet another article is playing the assumptive 'MS ripped off Google' card again, despite Healthvault actually being active a good few months before Google Health was. I've used the service a bit just to research medical conditions and found it quite useful- unlike a lot of the Live services it's actually nicely designed and definitely on par with the competition. That said, I haven't used it to store any medical information because it requires an uber-strong password for my account which I'd no doubt forget.
     
  8. whisperwolf

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    If that’s to me, then no, why would not wanting Microsoft or Google to have my data mean I want the government to have it, My GP can store that data thanks very much, off line and not connected to any network if it has to be digital. And the rest of the NHS can request a copy from the GP with my permission only. If I had an allergy to any drugs or other information critical to emergency procedures I would agree to only that information being held by the NHS.
     
  9. pendragon

    pendragon I pickle they

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    you're aware that while they don't own the data, private companies have access to this information too, right?
     
  10. adamsmith06

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    I think there is no problem with Google, its totally secure...
     
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