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Almost a year and a half after the Cambridge Analytica scandal reportedly scuttled Facebook's fledgling attempts to enter the healthcare market, the social media giant is launching a tool called "Preventive Health" to prompt its users to get regular checkups and connect them to service providers. The social network says you can use the tool on its mobile app to find out what kind of preventive screenings are recommended for your sex and age - say, blood sugar and cholesterol tests or a mammogram - by the United States health organizations it worked with.
Dr. Freddy Abnousi, Facebook's head of health care research, said in an interview that the tool is meant to amplify the message of health experts who are encouraging people to get preventive care. "Yet factors such as awareness, access, and cost create barriers to testing for many people".More news: MLS Playoffs Atlanta United vs Toronto FC Spread and Prediction
This marks Facebook's second venture into health-related tools. To access the tool, which is available only on Facebook's mobile app, users type preventive health in the social network's search bar.
The mapping tool included in the new feature will show health centers where people can get care even if they don't have insurance.
As far as finding Federally Qualified Health Centers, people with Facebook's location services turned on will be directed to facilities in their area.More news: Bell Media bolsters Crave's streaming library under new deal with HBO Max
Those interested in donating blood, too, can sign up to be alerted when blood banks are in need of fresh supplies. However, the feature's announcement does mention that "other actions that you take on Facebook could inform the ads you see, for example, liking the Facebook page of a health organization or visiting an external website linked to from Preventive Health".
A limited group of developers at Facebookwillget some limited data about whether people are clicking on the tool at all, and will use that to try to tweak it over the next six months to a year. The firm says users will be able to "find out which checkups, such as cholesterol tests or mammograms, are recommended for them" and that "r$3 eminders for flu shots will also appear at the appropriate time of year". It also says that it won't share your activity within the tool with third parties, including health organizations and insurance companies. The recommendations are sourced from health organizations like the American Heart Association. "This is simply taking information, making it understandable, and delivering it to our users and the people across Facebook". If Location Services are turned on via your mobile device, the platform may show you FQHCs based on Global Positioning System data, or will do so by your registered city.
Yet with the Preventive Health tool, Facebook ensures that it will not have access to users' test results or any other health information.More news: Is "Rick and Morty" leaving Hulu following its HBO Max deal?
Egan wrote, "To help you keep track of your checkups, we collect information you provide, such as when you set reminders or mark a screening as done". Amazon has been getting into online pharmacies and electronic health records, Apple is monitoring your heartbeat, and Google might be trying to buy Fitbit.