Google Wants to Provide Doctors With Medical Record Search Tool

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Google is looking to create a high-powered medical record search tool for doctors, The Next Web. Hard to see anything going wrong here…

In a logical next step to make its search products the access point for all content on the web, the internet goliath is turning its focus to healthcare. David Feinberg, the recently appointed head of its Google Health initiative, outlined plans to make it easier for doctors to search medical records, and improve the quality of health-focused search results across Google and YouTube. “Imagine a search bar on top of your EHR (electronic health record) that needs no training,” Feinberg said at the HLTH health care conference in Las Vegas last week. According to Feinberg, the search bar will supposedly allow doctors to type into it, with the system automatically displaying appropriate responses to the queries. For example, a doctor could just type the number “87” to return details about an 87-year-old patient with a history of stomach cancer.

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Google Wants to Provide Doctors With Medical Record Search Tool

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  1. wab95

    And in other news, Frankie the Fence wants to provide second hand jewellers with easy access to fine merchandise.

    Two points:

    Those patient data will stay almost as secure as a bottle of rum in a boat full of drunken sailors. And that’s a slur against drunken sailors. Better yet, Google seizing control of patient data is like having those same drunken sailors take the wheel of a speeding car.

    Google is about to deep six the Hippocratic Oath of ‘Do no harm’ with the same flush as they did with their erst-beloved motto, ‘Don’t be evil’. Hippocrates must be turning over in his grave.

    This could be worse. Google could be partner with FB to distribute patient data.

    Carpe datum.

  2. geoduck

    A company whose bread and butter is data mining and selling personal info to anyone and everyone wants to manage medical records.
    What could possibly go wrong? /s

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