Google Health

TitleGoogle Health
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsFunke, RD, Dillard, B, Potthast, A, Boxall, SF, Carr, E, Carr, S, Diaz-Sprague, R, Elliott, D, Funke, MB, Price, C
PublisherAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics
Publication Languageeng
AbstractGoogle Health allows users to create their own electronic medical records online, with the capability to enter and managed health information and access it online from anywhere. Experts have touted electronic medical records as a way to overcome the lack of coordination among healthcare providers. However, many are worried about the privacy of these records, as well as the fact that Google plans to allow adverting by pharmaceutical, medical device, and medical service providers to help pay for this free-to-customer service. This may only exacerbate worries that already exist about the power of industry-supplied information to physicians and patients.
NotesCase Study from the 2009 National Ethics Bowl. Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, 2009
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