Wednesday 17th October, 2012
4:05pm to 4:45pm
Organizations, both private and public sector are sitting on large amounts of valuable health data – whether they are researchers, pharmaceutical companies, healthcare providers, health IT developers, insurers, or claims processors. The value in this data can be unlocked to improve efficiencies and to create new business opportunities if it can be used and disclosed. The HIPAA Privacy Rule provides mechanisms for using and disclosing health data responsibly without the need for patient authorization. These mechanisms center around the HIPAA de-identification standards. In this tutorial we will describe the de-identification standards in HIPAA, how to interpret them in a practical manner, and how to apply the HIPAA de-identification standards to de-identify health data in a defensible way.
Khaled El Emam is an Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Medicine, and a Canada Research Chair in Electronic Health Information. bio from Twitter
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