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Medical de-identification system addresses health records privacy issues

October 17, 2008 Medical de-identification system addresses health records privacy issues Douglas Page The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act safeguards patient personal health information, but it also tends to complicate medical research by inhibiting access to medical records necessary to develop public health measures. A new medical de-identification tool announced in September by researchers at the Regenstrief Institute at the University of Indiana offers a way around this obstacle (J Am Med Inform Assoc 2008;15:601-610).

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