Google has been quietly working with the second-largest health system in the US on a healthcare data project.
Titled “Project Nightingale,” the endeavor includes employees from Ascension and Google. Ascension and Google both acknowledged the program in statements on Monday, and said it complies with US healthcare privacy laws.
According to internal documentsreviewed by Business Insider, Project Nightingale is a plan to move Ascension data onto Google’s cloud services, add collaboration and G-Suite tools, and then build an electronic health records search tool. The ultimate goal is to improve the healthcare experience for patients, Ascension said.