An Optimal Approach to Data De-identification
Critics who question the value of de-identification often overlook the quality of the de-identification process. The issue is not whether there is value in de-identification but whether de-identification has been done properly so that data is truly anonymous. Not all de-identification practices are created equal.
An approach that uses the Expert Determination method, and that requires the expertise of individuals with knowledge of the statistical and scientific principles of de-identification, is the optimal approach. De-identification 401 will walk you through the process for establishing a solid, risk-based methodology.
This white paper is the last part of our De-identification 101 series, but can stand alone.
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De-identification 101, your primer on protecting health information (PHI).
De-identification 201 builds on the fundamentals of health data de-identification.
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