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Google Wants to Mine Healthcare Data, Claims It Could Save 100,000 Lives in 2015

Maximum PC: Google faces an uphill battle if mining healthcare data is on its agenda. There's already a perception out there that Google knows too much, and when you delve into the highly personal sector of healthcare, it's hard to imagine there being much public support. However, Google's Larry Page says that his company could save as many as 100,000 lives next year by mining healthcare data. If true, might that change your mind?

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neoragex1267d ago

Health Care is where Obama is that is why we have the failure called Obama don't care.

Sahil1267d ago

I imagine he's probably more talking about tracking hospital acquired infections, which doctors/nurses are doing more harm than good and even which hospitals are better than others. There's an ED doc who admits everyone and wastes tons of time money and resources, a crass, rude surgeon patients hate but who never has any post op complications. As staff we all know these things but it isn't tracked. This is where data mining would excel. Who wastes money, who's good and who isn't both individuals and as hospitals.

neoragex1266d ago

The founders of Google are getting too much of a God complex. I have been moving away from their services recently. Dumped Chrome for. Firefox. Started using DuckDuckGo for searches.

Sahil1267d ago

Sometimes, the price of freedom is safety and well-being. If you give up freedom to gain safety, you will receive, and deserve, neither freedom or safety.

neoragex1266d ago

I thought the same thing, but wouldn't HIPPA laws keep it safe?