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Technology Google's health care ambitions now involve patient data

21:45  12 november  2019
21:45  12 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

Google is reportedly gathering health data on millions of Americans

  Google is reportedly gathering health data on millions of Americans Google is gathering detailed health record information from millions of Americans -- and it has not informed patients or doctors, The Wall Street Journal reports. According to WSJ, St. Louis-based Ascension, the second-largest health system in the US, is sharing lab results, diagnoses and hospitalization records, as well as health histories complete with patient names and dates of birth, with Google. The effort has been dubbed "ProjectThe effort has been dubbed "Project Nightingale," and a person familiar with the matter told WSJ that at least 150 Google employees have access to data on tens of millions of patients. Google is reportedly using the data to design new, AI-driven software.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is working with large health care system Ascension, the latest foray into the health industry by the tech giant.

The partnership is intended to use artificial intelligence to find patterns that could help doctors, but some are concerned about privacy and protecting patients' sensitive health information.

Google has been pushing further into the health care space in recent months, including an announced deal to buy wearable company Fitbit.

The two companies say acknowledged privacy concerns, but say the agreement is compliant with federal law and that health data will be kept secure.

The deal also means Ascension, which operates health centers in 21 states, will move its systems to Google's cloud computing platform.

Google tries to explain its controversial health data collection program .
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