Google is collaborating with a health-care company on a secret project to collect health-related data of millions across 21 American states, reported The Wall Street Journal on Monday.
In 2018, Alphabet Inc’s Google has unveiled “Project Nightingale” with St. Louis-based Ascension, as per the report, referred to people familiar with the issue and internal documents.
Ascension and Google didn’t reply immediately to a Reuters request for remarks.
The information involved in “Project Nightingale” includes doctor diagnoses, lab results, and hospitalization records, among other classes, and amounts to complete health history, with patients’ names and dates of birth, reported source.
The news follows an announcement from Google, from which it would buy Fitbit Inc for $2.1 Billion, objected to entering the wearables section and invest in digital health as well.