Improving Patients Privacy with Pseudonymization

T. Neubauer, B. Riedl:
"Improving Patients Privacy with Pseudonymization";
Vortrag: Proceedings of the XXIst International Congress of the European Federation for Medical Informatics (MIE 2008), Göteborg, Schweden; 25.05.2008 - 28.05.2008; in:"Proceedings of the International Congress of the European Federation for Medical Informatics", IOS Press, Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, Volume 136 (2008), ISBN: 978-1-58603-864-9.

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Abstract:


e-Health requires the sharing of patient related data when and where necessary. Electronic health records promise to improve communication between health care providers, thus leading to better quality of patients'treatment and reduced costs. As highly sensitive patient information provides a promising goal (e.g., for attackers), there is an increasing social and political pressure to guarantee patients privacy. This paper presents the new system PIPE (Pseudonymization of Information for Privacy in e-Health), that differs from existing approaches in its ability to securely integrate primary and secondary usage of health data.