In a press release, MyMedicalRecords.com writes:
MyMedicalRecords.com, Inc. (“MMR”), a leading provider of Web-based Personal Health Records (“PHRs”), announced that it will be integrating with the Google Health platform, which is expected to be launched later this year.
Google’s CEO, Eric Schmidt, previewed Google Health at the annual conference of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) held last month. The company also announced that it is testing the Google Health product in a pilot program with the Cleveland Clinic.
MyMedicalRecords.com is collaborating with Google Health to build a two-way interface that will enable users of Google Health to transfer information from their Google Health account into an MMR account and vice versa.
MMR is a highly-secure, easy-to-use, and comprehensive personal health record (PHR) that uses proprietary, patent-pending technology to give patients and healthcare providers the ability to upload images, such as x-rays, CT scans, and MRIs, fax medical records and other important documents, and to have doctors’ notes dictated into an account. The information is then accessible from any Internet-connected computer anywhere in the world with no special hardware or software. An Emergency Login feature enables an Emergency Medical Provider to access important information in the event of a medical emergency.
I took a look at their web site and was pleasantly surprised to see that they made some effort to spell out their approach to security and actually emphasize the security aspects prominently on their home page. Whether or not you think that their security system is adequate, I give them credit for recognizing that in order for people to feel safe using this type of service, they need to know that their data are going to be adequately secured.