Doctor Google... Paging Doctor Google

Google knows a lot about me. I use their services for my personal email, my calendar, and my documents. However, they don't know about my prescriptions, medical history, or exercise habits.

Yet.

Yesterday, Google Blogoscoped tracked down a login screen for the search giant's long-awaited health product. On that screen, Google claims you can:

* Build online health profiles that belong to you
* Download medical records from doctors and pharmacies
* Get personalized health guidance and relevant news
* Find qualified doctors and connect to time-saving services
* Share selected information with family or caregivers

Will this coming web-ification of health records have an effect on "cyberchondria?"

What do you think? How much information about your family's personal health would you give to a service like this?

 

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