As I’ve said before, patients should not control their own medical records. If this Google Health product is an addition to the medical record for patients to use, fine. But if you think a physician is going to trust a patient’s listing of his or her weight over the scale in his or her office, you’ve got another thing coming, Google. (I’m also looking forward to a three page Google Health printout of a patient’s “allergies.”) It would, however, be nice to be able to get results of colonoscopies and stress tests, which it looks like Google may be able to do.
If you want an honest review of Google Health, feel free to contact me, Google. (I’m a trusted tester!) Until then, color me skeptical. (And Patient Sam Sample–watch your kidney function. Lisinopril plus ibuprofen is just asking to shut down your kidneys.)