Jump to content
DaveTN

Google's health care data grab

Recommended Posts

So while your Doctor can’t give a family member information about your health without your permission; HIPPA allows them to give it to Google because it “enhances” your health care.

Good grief. :screwy:

https://www.foxbusiness.com/money/google-data-ascension-health-care

Quote

 

Unbeknownst to patients and doctors, Google has been collecting personal health data with health system Ascension, and while the partnership doesn't appear to violate federal law, privacy expert Pam Dixon told FOX Business the revelation leaves her with many unanswered questions.

"The responsible party here is Ascension. It was their job to talk to their patients about this, to get patient input before this happened," said Dixon, executive director of the World Privacy Forum. "We're getting a lot of response to this. People are surprised and taken aback."

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Surprising the way that this all came out, for sure.

More broadly, this is all about healthcare claims analysis using AI (artificial intelligence) platforms. Google is one of the major players and competitors in this emerging market, along with a few others.  It's a big deal.

Still, kinda surprising how this hit the news.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Further proof that privacy is an antiquated notion.  It simply no longer exists.

Thanks millennials that want to save the world and retire at 30, lol.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
59 minutes ago, Moped said:

I guess I don’t understand how this gets around HIPPA. 🤔

Since Google is working for and/or contracted by Ascension, Google has to abide by the same HIPAA laws that Ascension does.  It would be the same arrangement if Ascension would have hired Bob and Dave's Healthcare Data Company of Bucksnort Tn to do the healthcare claims analysis.

Penalties for not abiding by HIPAA laws under this sort of contractual arrangement are pretty severe.

The weird part of the whole arrangement is that Google has so much of *everyones* other data, that it makes one suspicious.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

With all of the "fitness apps" available, it is not a big surprise IMO.  Every app wants/asks for permission to "share" data, and some non-identifying data has to be the same, they find that "same non-identifying" data bit, and they have your profile.  Then the targeted ads start.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


The Fine Print

Tennessee Gun Owners (TNGunOwners.com) is the premier Community and Discussion Forum for gun owners, firearm enthusiasts, sportsmen and Second Amendment proponents in the state of Tennessee and surrounding region.

TNGunOwners.com (TGO) is a presentation of Enthusiast Productions. The TGO state flag logo and the TGO tri-hole "icon" logo are trademarks of Tennessee Gun Owners. The TGO logos and all content presented on this site may not be reproduced in any form without express written permission. The opinions expressed on TGO are those of their authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the site's owners or staff.

Before engaging in any transaction of goods or services on TGO, all parties involved must know and follow the local, state and Federal laws regarding those transactions. TGO makes no claims, guarantees or assurances regarding any such transactions.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to the following.
Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Guidelines