deidentification

deidentification

(dē′ī-dĕn″tĭ-fĭ-kā′shŭn)
The removal of personal identifying data (e.g., the patient's name, date of birth, address, phone number, social security number) from a medical record in order to ensure patient confidentiality.
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We conducted phylogeographic analysis at a regional level to ensure deidentification for swine producers.
The deidentification rule includes patient photographs (as long as they are not full facial photographs or otherwise identifiable).
Although images can be deidentified and defaced (modified so that the patient's face cannot be reconstructed from the cross-sectional images slices) prior to submission, these deidentification and encryption methods may still fail because the data remains so rich in personal detail.
Deidentification and data cleansing are the necessary steps for the processing of EMRs.
After deidentification, the following data was retrieved: patient age, gender, presentation, final diagnosis, management, and mode of financial coverage.
Deidentification was used to overcome the recruitment limitation as parents were told they would be anonymous and therefore could speak freely.
Due to the deidentification of original data collected, it was not possible to match data for individuals, hence the need to perform independent samples analysis.
however, there are deidentification tools that recognize and de-identify
[19] In response to concerns about research-participant confidentiality, the blueprint calls for the following approach: 'When clinical-trial data, including patient-level data, are not available to independent investigators through industry-sponsored websites, make data available through clinical-data repositories, with policies on deidentification to protect patient privacy.'
For deidentification, all of the samples were coded with a number to protect the privacy of the individuals during the study.
We obtained the Seoul Atopy Friendly School Project survey data in 2010 for 31,576 children after deidentification from the Seoul Medical Center in Seoul, Korea.