Google given access to UK patient records for research

Google given access to UK patient records for research By Jane Wakefield Technology reporter 3 May 2016 From the section Technology Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The records go back over the past five years and include full names Google has been given access to an estimated 1.6 million NHS patient records, it has been revealed.The data-sharing agreement, revealed by New Scientist, includes full names as well as patient histories.Google says it will use the data to develop an early warning system for patients at risk of developing acute kidney injuries.But critics have questioned why it needs the data of all patients to create such a specific app.Under the data-sharing agreement, Google’s artificial intelligence division DeepMind will have access to all of the data of patients from the Royal…


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