Google DeepMind and healthcare in an age of algorithms. The Caldicott rules help reduce the friction on data sharing of identifiable health information for direct patient care, while ensuring that other uses of such information—indirect care, such as research on identifiable individuals or risk prediction and stratification––are accorded sufficiently strong regard to legal obligations of privacy and confidentiality.
In relation to Streams, the argument made by Google and Royal Free—and their only arguable basis for continuing to process the totality of data made available under the ISA—is that DeepMind is in a direct patient care relationship with all Royal Free patients. The assertion seems to be that, since any Royal Free patient may deteriorate with AKI in the future, the hospitals are justified in sharing the superset of everyone’s medical information with Google now, just in case a patient needs DeepMind’s services in the future. DeepMind’s situation has no clear direct analogy in the Caldicott guidelines. DeepMind. Healthcare faces a growing number of challenges worldwide as demand increases on systems already struggling to scale.
The NHS treats a million people every 36 hours. The majority of these patients will receive world-class care but approximately 10 percent of patients entering hospital will suffer some type of medical error or harm. Demis Hassabis plays to DeepMind’s strengths by using artificial intelligence for social impact. On a chilly March afternoon last year in the South Korean capital Seoul, a computer algorithm made history.
Sample the FT’s top stories for a week You select the topic, we deliver the news. Google's move into British healthcare - Late Night Live. Big Read: What does Google DeepMind want with the NHS? Surrounded by glass, transparent lifts and pop music, the atrium at Google’s London headquarters is a world removed from the hectic chaos of an NHS hospital.
However, more than anywhere, the King’s Cross building is where the NHS and big Silicon Valley tech are coming together. It is home of DeepMind Health, a company with grandiose plans for the UK’s national health service. In less than two years, Google’s artificial intelligence off-shoot, bought in 2014, has built an NHS beachhead with a handful of acute hospitals, mostly through its clinical alert app, Streams.
Since launching DeepMind Health in February 2016, the company has deployed its acute kidney injury (AKI) alerting app, Streams, at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, and, earlier this year, signed up Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust for a similar deal. The company also has artificial research partnerships with two other London NHS trusts.