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.
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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