Bioethics Forum – Google Health: Organizing Your Medical Information – Comment on this blog about a method to display drug/device ads to physicians reviewing a patient's medical record. Is this sort of thing different than a physician reviewing a medical record while writing with a branded pen on branded paper that sits in their office in front of their computer, next to their drug sample cabinet (if they allow these things in their practice). Shouldn’t the conversation be about being an unbranded doctor instead of Google’s implementation?
I'll be blunt: this sucks.
This deepens my growing conviction that what Google Health wants to do should only be done by an open source community – someone who's not in it for the money.
You might be interested in this report from the fall, where the idea of consumer governed health record banks are discussed. Let us know what you think….