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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Google and one of the largest health-care systems in the U.S. have been using personal health information on millions of patients in 21 states, in part to develop new medical software, the Wall Street Journal reported. Patients and doctors have not been notified of the initiative called "Project Nightingale," which appears to be the largest health-care push yet by a Silicon Valley giant, according to the story. The data is used in part to design new software to improve patient outcomes.

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At least 150 Google employees have access to data on millions of patients, including their health histories, names and dates of birth, the story said. The data also includes lab results, diagnoses and hospitalization records.

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Sounds like a giant HIPAA violation to me.

#1 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-11-12 12:04 PM | Reply

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But it's done to improve the system, right? The fact that no notifications were given, no permissions were asked and that it violates HIPAA doesn't matter. It's the end result that counts, cause it's good for us.

#2 | Posted by 6thPersona at 2019-11-12 01:05 PM | Reply

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