Google has access to 1.6 million patient records in UK




Google would have access Deep Mind subsidiary to the patient data of around 1.6 million British patients. Understanding the medical data stems from an agreement concluded with the National Health Service, UK public health care provider.

According to New Scientist has Deep Mind struck a deal with the NHS on the exchange of data. The documents where this turns out online by the site put . According to the agreement have Deep Mind and UK Google employees access to a secure data stream sent through which the patient data from three hospitals in London.

The agreement will be given access to the patient data from the past five years. This would involve about 1.6 million patients, including detailed medical information is available, including diagnoses, performed medical tests, prescriptions and location of patients.

Earlier this year, Deep Mind and the NHS announced that a partnership was closed to monitor the status of patients with kidney disease. Commenting Google argued that Deep Mind in 2014 took over , there is no separate data set is available in which only the data of renal patients are listed, allowing access given to all medical data.

Furthermore, the documents that Google subsidiary has plans to expand the service to medical institutions. There would be worked on Patient Rescue, a system based on clinical data can help the doctor make decisions. On the basis of large-scale datasets want Deep Mind create predictive models that provide insight into the progress of the disease or the effect of a therapy.

There is, moreover, worked more companies and institutions such tools; among other electronic devices to be developed in the Netherlands for doctors, for example, with which it can better treat patients with diabetes.


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