Google Health: How to better coordinate your care
In this way, any person who logs in this program has an immediate access to all medical records and health information of the persons included in the program, that is members of the family, close friends or even the family’s doctor.
By having an account on this program, you can know the medical profile of the persons you know, parents, brothers, friends, and in a special situation you will know what kind of medicines do they take, the medical problems that they have and in this way you can give them the first help if his medical conditions turns worse than normal.
Google Health has released a new feature on this program, which is “Share this profile” and which will turn very helpful to all the members of the program. By using this section, you will allow to others to see your medical record and to let them know about your allergies, medication, special needs and so on. In this way, your friends and relatives will be better informed about you and can help you when you are in need.
The section “Share your profile” works like this. All you have to do is enter the e-mail address of the person you want to know about your profile details. There can be one important person, for example the husband or wife, or there can be more, like family members, relatives, friends, work mates and so on. The person will open the e-mail, and he can see the link to your personal profile. It is important to know that no one except these persons can see details about your health, which insures you a good confidentiality of your personal information.
The shared link in the e-mail expires in 30 days, but the access is allowed as much as the user decides to share his information. For the persons who are not yet online, the program has found an easy way to have the information, by the possibility of printing the profile of the user, through a PDF format.
In this way, doctors or family members can have access to important information related to the user, such as medical problems, older treatments, allergies, medications, and so on.
On their personal profile, the users can make their own records, by entering valuable information about them, such as the level of the cholesterol in their blood revealed in every test they have, and to see the trend of this level as the time goes by. It is also very important for those who visit his profile, because they will pay more attention to the factors that increase this level and make efforts to reduce it.11