Google Health - Product Overview

Uploaded by Google on 19.08.2009

>> RONI ZIEGER: Hi, my name is Roni Zeiger. I'm a project manager at Google, and I'm also
a physician. Every day millions of people all over the
world come to Google to search for information about their health.
They search to learn more about symptoms, allergies, doctors and medications.
But we think there's even more Google can do, and that's why we build Google Heatlh.
So how do you get started with Google Health? Just go to your browser and type in
To log in, you'll need a Google account. You can sign up for a Google account with
just a user name and password. It's what you do, for example, when you create
a Gmail account. You don't need to give us your name, your
home address or zip code, or even your health insurance ID number.
If you already have a Google account, you can use your existing user name and password
to start a Google Health account. Once you're logged into Google Health, you'll
have the option to add information to your Google Health profile, import medical records,
discover online health tools or search for a doctor or hospital.
What about privacy? You, and only you, control your medical records
and health information in Google Health. You choose what information you store, and
who can view it. What about security?
We make sure this information is safe on our servers.
We use state of the art technologies, like encryption, firewalls and backup systems to
protect it. We also make sure that our servers always
stay secure. To add information about your health history
to your profile just click on "Add to this Google Health profile."
You can add conditions, medications, allergies, procedures, tests and immunizations.
Say you've recently begun taking a new medication, like the antibiotic amoxicillin, for a bad
case of Sinusitus. You can click on the "Medications" tab and
either scroll down to amoxicillin, or type it into the search box.
When the medication appears, select it, and then click "Add."
And Google health will alert you if your new medication might have an interaction with
another drug you're taking or with one of your drug allergies.
You can also choose to import your medical records and share information with health
care providers and services you use and trust. To link your profile to a service, go to ""Import
medical records" and find the service you want to connect to.
Then, click "Link accounts." That will bring you to that services website,
where you'll sign in and authorize to sync the information you have in that service with
your Google Health profile. And remember that some services will only
be able to add information to your profile and not view it, while others will be able
to add information and view your profile. We'll give you a heads up before you add any
service that can view your profile. You can also rest assure that we won't sell
your medical records or personal health information to these services, or to anyone, for that
matter. And we will not share any of your information
without your explicit permission. Once you've created one profile, you might
want to create some more. To do this just click "Create a new profile."
Why would you create more than one profile? Well, you may want to create profiles for
different people, say your parents or children whose health you look after.
That way you can make sure their health information is organized, too.
It's up to you which profiles you share. And you can add and delete profiles at any
time, as your needs change. I hope this gives you a better idea how Google
Health can help you collect, store, manage and share you health information.
To learn more about Google Health, go to Thank you for watching, and thanks for using