Google Health pilot launches with Cleveland Clinic
Patient data including medical histories, allergies, prescriptions, and diagnoses will be stored online, which leads to at least two questions:
- Will people feel that their data is safe simply because they've come up with an unhackable password like "1234?"
- Do you really want Google to know your allergies, and do you trust Google not to try to sell you antihistamines with this information?
As for the password protection, there's no way to guarantee that someone won't hack their way into your data. But there are some basic tips you should follow to come up with a secure password. And you should really use a different password for each online account you have so that someone who finds their way into your Flickr account can't access your medical records.