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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The researchers say their paper, published today in Nature Communications, demonstrates that allowing data to be used -- to train AI algorithms, for example -- while preserving people's privacy, requires much more than simply adding noise, sampling datasets, and other de-identification techniques.
When you're preparing data for de-identification and publishing later, it will be easier to spot these variables.
When previously published best practices in de-identification of pathology images are adhered to, a patient should not be able to definitively recognize his or her own case even if the patient encounters it on social media.
Informed Consent: Written informed consent was obtained from the patient before surgery and discussed in detail about the images and de-identification.(patient) who participated in this study.
California, US-based Datavant, helping healthcare organisations link data to improve medical research and patient care, has acquired Massachusetts, US-based HIPAA-compliant de-identification services provider Universal Patient Key, the company said.
2 May 2018 - California, US-based Datavant, helping healthcare organisations link data to improve medical research and patient care, has acquired Massachusetts, US-based HIPAA-compliant de-identification services provider Universal Patient Key, the company said.
The Privacy Rule provides two different de-identification methods
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.