Google Health Goes Into Beta Today

The Associated Press has reported that Google Health will begin the testing phases of the service as of today. It seems that the pilot project will involve 1,500 to 10,000 patients at the Cleveland Clinic who all agreed to transfer their personal health records to Google’s service for easy retrieval. Each of these profiles will contain information about prescriptions, allergies, and medical history and will be protected by a password.

So do you trust Google to hold your medical records? If it was me, I wouldn’t even care actually. I’m not sure what someone could do with my medical records though. I don’t really have any medical problems, I don’t take any prescriptions, and have no allergies. It would be kind of nice to be able to have access to my records whenever I needed them though, say for example if I wanted to change doctors and not have to worry about any kinds of hassles.