Archive for July 24th, 2009

New Google Health Features

July 24, 2009

Google Health recently announced two new features: upload of scanned paper documents and recording of last wishes.  Uploading of documents provides a useful way to manage legacy paper documents during the transition to electronic records. Since most people still rely on paper records, this move makes sense as an interim solution.
Another scanned document type is advanced directives for which Google Health has partnered with Caring Connections. Advanced directives are important for anyone to have, especially those with advanced disease or entering the hospital. It will be helpful in the future if this could be sent to a hospital directly.
Google Health admits to the limitations of paper documents and the need to move beyond these.
The post is by Roni Zeiger, a physician, and

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