Google launches medical records service beta test

by admin May 20, 2008 at 9:19 pm

Google yesterday launched a beta test of its long-awaited yet contentious Google Health service for archiving medical records and finding medical services. The new offering, which launched with a handful of partners including pharmacies and clinics, is intended as a one-stop shop for users who want all their medical information in one place.

Given the nature of the information being stored, however, the new site is likely to provoke controversy among privacy advocates who may be wary that the medical records are safe from tampering or snooping.

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