Google Health – Helping you get the most out of healthcare

Google Health – Helping you get the most out of healthcare


Our mission at Google Health is to help everybody live their healthiest life. I’m David Feinberg and I lead Google Health. Google has been in health for a long time. When you think about it, many of our searches are around healthcare. When you get a diagnosis, a medication, a new symptom, people go to Google. So what we thought we could accomplish is take the functionality that we know from organizing information, and put it on top of your record. So when your doctor is looking for something, You know, did you have that Pneumovax? Did you have an MRI? How did you have a response to that medicine before? We will pull up all that information from your record, so that your doctor can spend more time with you, looking at you instead of looking in the computer. Now everybody who’s spent time looking at healthcare data knows that it’s incredibly complex. Why? Because healthcare is incredibly complex. Patient information is scattered across multiple different silos. So how do you bring those… connect these dots from the patient standpoint? Doctors face this every day. Many physicians practice in more than just a single system, and so they have to log into different electronic health record systems. When you need to find something about a patient and you have the record in the fax and it’s sitting in the image in the computer, you want to be able to just search ABX or CXR, which is how doctors talk about chest x-rays, and it should pull up that chest x-ray. We’re fortunate to work with many health systems who are trusting us and putting the data on Google Cloud. At Google, we generally design and build products for billions of people. And in this case, we build products for millions of doctors and nurses to help billions of patients. The technology is mind blowing, but if we don’t have the trust of the doctor, the nurse, the mom, the dad, the elderly person, the patient, it doesn’t matter how good the technology is. We’re not going to mess with this. We’re going to do it the absolute best way possible, we’re going to treat it with the respect that it deserves. We’re all in this together and we all have that same mission. We’re trying to empower doctors to be the best versions of themselves. To me it’s making communities and families healthy so they don’t have to think about healthcare.

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  1. Out of all the companies out there, I think Google is the one making it the farthest from when it started. From being a simple search engine to turning into something we cannot live without!

    Keep it up Google.! 🍺

  2. Obtaining user consent would build trust. The intent sounds good but not giving the individual user the right to choose how their medical information is used is not ethical.

  3. Always after these mass shootings occur, it always takes them weeks to find out who the real owner(s) of the guns were.  That's because the gun ownership records at the ATF are still on paper and ATF staff has to look through hundreds to boxes of gun records before they finally find the real owner of the gun that was used in the mass shooting.  But you didn't want to believe me when I said that Google needs to be automatically creating databases from images of old census records.

  4. If I ever find any of my medical records on ANY googles platform. I will start a lawsuit starting at $100-Billion dollars.
    I would sue Google including each and every individual employee involved, Ascension and/or any company involved including USA Health Department,
    Each individual Hospital that has my records and any other agency involved.
    Each of them would be sued for $100-Billion dollars individually. – My health records are MY HEALTH Records, NOT the public.
    I DO NOT give ANY permission to anyone to obtain ANY access of ANY of my health records for ANY reason.

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