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Google, Microsoft, and Palantir are building a COVID-19 dashboard for the UK's health system

Posted On: 30 Mar 2020   |   Posted By: Business Insider

Google, Microsoft, and Palantir are building a COVID-19 dashboard for the UK's health system

Google, Palantir, and Microsoft will create a COVID-19 dashboard for the UK's healthcare system, it has been confirmed.
The three companies will help the UK's NHS corral data about from lots of different sources and clean it up, theoretically making it easier to decide where to boost resources, who is at risk, and where to place staff.
Early reports of the project sparked privacy concerns from activists who worry about US firms profiting from sensitive UK patient and medical data.
The NHS said it would keep ownership of all data and delete the dashboard eventually - but it would also use the project to "get better at" data collection and analysis in future.
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Major US tech firms Google, Palantir, and Microsoft have been contracted to help the UK's healthcare system, the NHS, corral data for a COVID-19 dashboard.
The three firms will build a platform that will gather data from disparate sources, such as call centers and COVID-19 test data, clean it up, and...

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