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Web-based repositories pose threat of unprotected records

April 2, 2008 Web-based repositories pose threat of unprotected records Douglas Page ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The reluctance or inability of the healthcare industry or federal government to provide a universal online personal medical record repository mechanism has created a vacuum. This vacuum, in turn, has attracted deep-pocket giants like Google and Microsoft. In February, Internet search titan Google stepped into the online repository arena, teaming with The Cleveland Clinic Foundation to store the personal health records of up to 10,000 enterprise patients who volunteered to have their records electronically transferred so they can be retrieved anywhere through Google Health's new service. Google may eventually open the service to everyone, although the company declined to say when the system would be expanded to general availability.

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