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Tuesday 12 November 2019

*UKHotViewsExtra* Google’s Nightingale reignites health data concerns

Google logoBack in July 2019 Alphabet held its Q2 earnings call, in which it mentioned Google Cloud’s AI and machine learning solutions were helping healthcare organisations like Ascension improve the healthcare experience and outcomes. Yesterday (11 November 2019), its relationship with Ascension, a US-based non-profit Catholic health system, hit the headlines when the scale of the data sharing partnership was revealed by The Wall Street Journal (WSJ).

UKHotViewsPremium logoThe WSJ reported Google has been granted access to data that comprises lab results, doctor diagnoses and hospitalisation records, as well as patient names and dates of birth. The solutions that Google is working on are in early testing phase and not yet in active clinical deployment—the project name for the work is “Nightingale”.

TechMarketView subscribers including UKHotViewsPremium clients can learn more this project, the work Google Health is conducting in the UK and the importance of ethics, transparency and data protection in healthcare technology innovation via our UKHotViewsExtra summary here

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Posted by: Dale Peters

Tags: AI   data   privacy   ethics   healthcare  

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