de-identification

de-identification

In a clinical trial, the removal of elements connected with data that might be used to associate those data with an individual.

Examples of identifiers
Name, birth date, social security number, home address, telephone number, e-mail address, medical record numbers, health plan beneficiary numbers, full-face photographic images.

de-identification

Patient privacy The removal of identifying information–Pt name, medical record number, birthdate, social security number from medical records, to protect Pt privacy. See HIPAA, Patient privacy.
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Contract notice: Nhs digital de-identification solution
The platform, powered by artificial intelligence and machine-learning technologies, integrated over 1,500 screening and de-identification rules to detect image issues and automatically de-identify any standard image type.
De-identification involves the scrubbing of data until any hint of an individual's identity is removed.
Join a panel of key thought leaders and seasoned professionals in health information privacy and data security management as they provide the audience, specifically health care providers and medical technology companies, with a thorough analysis of issues including, but not limited to, issues regarding data collection and storage, de-identification, and data sharing, as well as an overview of how HIPAA is enforced and penalties for non-compliance.
There are a number of guidelines and standards that all call for a risk-based approach for the de-identification of private health information.
Guidance regarding methods for de-identification of protected health information in accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy rule.
There are a variety of methods for de-identification, which must be differentiated depending on the field and various guidelines.
Only then can effective data de-identification be performed.
Researchers will benefit from automated data distribution, de-identification, and extensibility using well-established protocols.
Just as the confidentiality of trial participants must be protected (through the de-identification of IPD) and the needs of those reasonably requesting data met (through the provision of useable data), the reasonable rights of investigators and trial sponsors must also be protected.
But even with the 18 identifiers removed as specified by HIPAA for de-identification (Safe Harbor method), it is no longer as private as it might have been 15 years ago, before the explosion of online databases.
The recommendation built on the FTC's 2012 Privacy Report, in which the FTC recognized that there are a variety of approaches to de-identification and that determining what level of de-identification is reasonable will vary depending on the circumstances.