By: Ted Patterson
Google has been collecting patient data from a leading healthcare system for months.
The Wall Street Journal, which first broke this story, reports:
“Google is engaged with one of the U.S.’s largest health-care systems on a project to collect and crunch the detailed personal-health information of millions of people across 21 states.
“The initiative, code-named ‘Project Nightingale,’ appears to be the biggest effort yet by a Silicon Valley giant to gain a toehold in the health-care industry through the handling of patients’ medical data.”
According to the Daily Mail, “The data includes names, dates of birth, lab results, doctor diagnoses and hospitalization records on ‘tens of millions of patients.’”
In a press release, the tech giant claimed the practice was implemented to “improve patient outcomes.”
Just revealed: #Google is secretly collecting health data on millions of Americans from hospitals nationwide without patients or doctors knowing - WITH patient names - including, maybe, YOURS. You can't make this sh*t up. #BeAfraid https://t.co/Qho9V9ccVq— Dr. Robert Epstein (@DrREpstein) November 12, 2019
Ted Patterson is editor of Republic Press.