Big Govt Gets Importance of Family History for Preventive Medicine

The Office of the Surgeon General recently relaunched its online family history tool, available at familyhistory.hhs.gov. The new version allows results to be emailed or integrated into digital health records. Eventually, the site will enable users to calculate the likelihood they'll get diseases such as colon cancer and diabetes.

Fascinating. Along with the CDC's new mobile phone-enabled site (http://m.cdc.gov), and a Twitter account boasting 8k+ followers (http://twitter.com/CDC_eHealth) , Uncle Sam is making the private HIT crowd look like slackers on summer vacation.

Posted via web from Jen's Posterous

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