Create a company Google in the last moment of a plan relating to the issuance of more than 100 thousand pictures of the X-ray images of the chest of the human taken from the more than 30 thousand patients, many of them suffering from lung diseases, through a partnership with the U.S. National Institutes of Health NIH, and after that raised government agency concerns about privacy, according to the assessment published by the Washington Post.
The objective of this project, which started in 2017, is to show the possibilities of Google in cloud computing and artificial intelligence.
Was the cancellation of the project two days ahead of schedule to announce the partnership, and after that continued management of the National Institutes of health with Google to tell her that some of the X-rays still include personal information, such as the dates on which the filming of the X-ray jewelry is possible that the patients were wearing at the time of capture X-ray images.
There was concern that the project may be in conflict with the law the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act or HIPAA, a federal law regulating the security and privacy of some medical information, while Google said: it’s compliant with the law.
A spokesman for giant of the sea: we take care to protect patient data and ensure that personal information remains private and secure, and to protect personal privacy, we chose not to host a data set to the National Institutes of Health, and we have to delete all the images from our internal systems and we continue to work with the National Institutes of Health.
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And Google is under intense scrutiny in relation with their medical, as revealed earlier this week announced a partnership with Ascension, the second largest health care system in the United States, which collects patient information from millions of Americans, to make recommendations more intelligent physicians.
It includes data on the results of the laboratory diagnosis and records of the consultant, and also includes patients ‘ names, dates of birth, and aroused direct criticism from politicians and conservation to conduct a federal investigation by the Office of civil rights at the Department of Health and Human Services.
Invest the Google more heavily in health services, and earlier this month, Fitbit Fitbit, a company industry of fitness trackers wearable, compared to $ 2.1 million.
And was a giant sea of criticism because of its cooperation with the patient information in the past, since it was founded two years ago, in collaboration with the University of Chicago Medical Center are allowed to use patient data and health records in an attempt to improve the download predictive.
And reviewed the company and the University Medical Centre in the month of July for a lawsuit after allegations that the Medical Center share records with Google without stripping it of identifying information, so that the records contain the patients personal information, such as Doctor’s notes.
The failure of Google, in relation to the draft X-ray, in the audit correctly in the data relating to the problem of privacy as they hurried to the publication of the public announcement.
Wiped the National Institutes of health identification information held in partnership with technology company significant other, is a cloud storage company Box, to see the X-rays.
Said cloud storage company Box: the National Institutes of Health and many health care institutions and other leading use Box to manage safe content, cooperative across the cloud to take advantage of the standards and our compliance, such as HIPAA, privacy controls advanced.