Google Is Working on a Secret Project to Collect Personal Health Data on Millions of Americans

Google is reportedly partnering with Ascension, the second-largest health care system in the U.S., to collect health data on millions of Americans, according to people familiar with the matter. The partnership with Ascension to collect health data is part of a secret project by the tech giant called “Project Nightingale,” The Wall Street Journal reported citing those familiar with the project.

“As the health-care environment continues to rapidly evolve, we must transform to better meet the needs and expectations of those we serve”, Ascension Executive Vice President of Strategy and Innovations Eduardo Conrado said in a statement.