Google finally unveiled Google Health. It promises to be a whirl as the health care world decides what to do, and how to use Google Health. I was looking through the site and experimented by adding some procedures and medications. Certain providers like Walgreens allow for easy import of your prescription record. I thought the menus were sort of easy, but I had trouble finding the fracture repair I was looking for.
The biggest influence of online medical records might just be the shift of control from physicians who have traditionally maintained records, to the patients who will use Google Health. Will an army of newly informed patients be the driving force behind real and substantial change in health care? I think it could be, but only time will tell.