>>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 www.google.com/health. 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 www.google.com/health.
Thank you for watching, and thanks for using Google.