Google is collecting personal health records of millions of Americans who receive medical care from Ascension Health — Wisconsin’s second-largest health provider — according to a Wall Street Journal report
The St. Louis-based Ascension operates 23 hospitals and over 110 clinics in Wisconsin, according to the Catholic nonprofit’s website. Its areas of care include much of the east and central parts of the state from Eagle River to Racine.
Data collection for Project Nightingale, as the effort has been code-named, began last year and accelerated over the summer, according to the Journal. It includes lab results, hospitalization records and doctor diagnoses, as well as personal identifiers.