Google medical data, project spurs the HHS investigation, report says CNET

Google medical data, project spurs the HHS investigation, report says – CNET


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Google, the partnership with ascension, the second largest health care system in the nation, the medical data has suggested a Federal probe, according to a report Tuesday by the Wall Street Journal.

The office for civil rights in the Department of health and Human Services, the opening of an investigation Committee, project Nightingale, an initiative of the collects patient information of millions of Americans. The stays are data on laboratory values, diagnoses, and hospital records, and also includes the patient’s name and date of birth. The purpose of the project is reportedly to design, health software, may history, a patient medical.

The US regulatory authority “will seek to learn more information about this mass collection of individuals’ medical records to ensure that HIPAA protection have been fully implemented,” office-Director Roger Severino told the magazine. Severino, in accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, the Federal law regulating the security and privacy of medical information.

HHS did not immediately respond to a request for comment, and the climb did not comment on the HHS probe. Google confirmed the Federal investigation.

“said We like to cooperate with all questions around the project,” Tariq Shaukat, President of Google’s Cloud, in a blog post. “We believe that Google considers the work with the rise, the industry-wide regulations (including HIPAA) regarding patient data, and comes with strict guidance on privacy, security, and use.”

When it comes to the acquisition of medical information that has attracted Google, which control in the past. Two years ago, Google, the University of Chicago and an affiliated medical center, a partnership that allows suggested to use the search giant, patient data and patient records in an attempt to improve the predictive analysis. In July, Google, the University and the medical center hit with a lawsuit by the medical center allegedly shared records with Google without Stripping identifiable information.

The Federal investigation also comes as Google signals that a larger investment in the health care. Earlier this month, said the search giant, it is the purchase of Fitbit, a fitness tracker company, for $2.1 billion.

Originally Nov released. 12, 5:27 PM PT.
Update 8:57 p.m.: Adds a opinion of Google.

Released on Thu, 13 Nov 2019 04:57:00 +0000

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