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Google Health Organizing Gathering Sharing Joseph Bignell Alfred D’Mello Morgan Haigler Matt Hamilton Overview • Objectives & Purpose • Benefits • Risks • Technology Involved • Conclusion Introduction GOOGLE HEALTH Health Records Should electronic health records be used to store patients’ health information in Google Health? Privacy concerns? Social Implications • How the internet changes dynamics of doctor visits • Allows sharing of health records with family, friends, doctors and others (e.g. Missy Krasner) • Offers several advantages • Introduces a new Google Health Doctor visits • Individuals do online research before consulting a doctor • Patients print their research and bring it to doctors’ appointments Sharing of eHealth Records (EHR) • Missy Krasner, Product Marketing Manager of Google Health • Uses Google Health to: - monitor her mother’s health and manage medical finances - Inform her faraway brother of her mother’s condition Advantages of Google Health • Centralized system • Includes: - application programming interface - services that help people order prescriptions, send profiles to doctors, import medical records, etc. - Harmful drug interactions - Enables individuals to find a doctor Future of Google Health • Real-time collaboration with your doctor through Google Wave • Health trends can be analyzed in a specific area by collecting data Potential Risks • Google tracks online activity • Google’s opacity makes us question its level of security • Inaccurate information (Can it result in improper treatment?) • Access to personal health records (Are people at higher risk of identity theft?) Audience Question Where do you believe is the safest place for your private health information? To participate: Text (KEYWORD) to 32075 or go to http://poll4.com a) (CAST 3304) The doctors office b) (CAST 33041) A secure server on the internet c) (CAST 33044) At home, hidden under your mattress d) (CAST 33010) Other Technological Factors • Adds records online with standard PC (no additional software/hardware needed) • Google provides large storehouse of servers • Records are put into a database which is stored on the servers • Hospitals, Pharmacies and Labs only need an internet connection to access records Conclusion • Simple technology and APIs makes Google Health very user friendly and powerful • The data Google Health collects can benefit everyone • Ease and benefits of using Google Health outweigh the risks Final Audience Question Would you use Google Health to store your personal health record? To participate: Text (KEYWORD) to 32075 or go to http://poll4.com a) (CAST 10784) Yes. b) (CAST 10783) No, I don’t see how it would be useful. c) (CAST 10920) No, I’m worried about my privacy. d) (CAST 10941) No, I don’t trust Google. e) (CAST 10970) Not sure. Questions?
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