Google Joins With Health Care Providers in Data Sharing Deal

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Currents News Staff

There’s controversy swirling over a new deal by Google that will allow the tech giant to get it hands on the medical records of millions of Americans.

The deal involves Ascension, a Catholic health care provider that wants to consolidate the data in one place: on Google cloud.

Neither patients nor doctors have been formally notified of the Google arrangement, and the federal government has reportedly launched an investigation into the patient data deal..

The move raises a lot of questions, and John Brehany of the National Catholic Bioethics Center joins Currents News from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with some answers.