Online searchable health records

Google Health plan

From Dare Obasanjo comes the above SlashDot screen shot. Note the circled tage at the bottom.

It’s not just Google. Microsoft and Steve Case, co-founder of AOL are also developing plans to have health records searchable and online.

The third-party services are troublesome because they aren’t covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPPA.

This, among other issues, makes confidentiality problematic. It would also make sharing of medical data between doctors and clinics vastly simpler, which would certainly be a good thing.