Google Wants Your Health Records
Google offered $250 million in incentives and discounts in a pitch to house Cerner's 250 million health records, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Google has been actively pursuing entries in the healthcare industry. Cerner Corp. declined Google's deal after the company was vague in describing how the data would be used. Cerner struck a deal with Amazon.com Inc. instead.
Google has partnered with large hospitals and health-care providers in recent years which has allowed the company to access millions of patients' health records.
Lawmakers, patients, and doctors have all raised concerns over Google's push into healthcare. Their main argument is that Google will misuse the data without patient consent.
“I came here to make people healthy, I’m not here to sell them ads,” said Dr. David Feinberg, head of Google Health. “Google is so good at being helpful. We want to be helpful with knowledge, success, health and happiness.”
Google offered $250 million in incentives and discounts in a pitch to house Cerner's 250 million health records.