Google Tests EHR Search Functions, Addresses Data Privacy Concerns

November 22, 2019 - Google is testing its new EHR search function, a tool that will allow medical providers to search within the medical record for specific information, the health tech giant revealed in a new demonstration video.

“With a single login, doctors can access a unified view of data normally spread across multiple systems. All the types of information clinicians need are assembled together such as the vitals, labs, medications and notes,” Alvin Rajkomar, MD, Google product manager and practicing physician, explained in the video.

The search technology will allow providers to parse through their EHRs to find individual pieces of medical information, making these tools more usable and, ideally, satisfactory for patients. Ultimately, this endeavor aims to address a key issue plaguing the medical industry.


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