Do you think your de-identified patient data is safe from being re-identified? (Poll Closed)

  • No
    91%
    232 votes

     
  • Yes
    9%
    23 votes

     

2 Comments

  • Anotherdoctorgregg - 2 years ago

    Think William Weld, the governor of Massachusetts who had his data re-identified by MIT students after challenging them that it couldn't be done (not smart, that)

    There are at least a couple researchers at the National Library of Medicine who publish on this topic.

    It is not a yes/no thing, there is only the balance between privacy and potentially groundbreaking research.

  • Realist/Cynic? - 2 years ago

    Of course the data can be re-identified. Just by using a few of the PHI protected data item... zip, age, sex, dx... one could possibly determine to which of your neighbors the data belongs.

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