Pseudonymisierung für die datenschutzkonforme Speicherung medizinischer Daten

T. Neubauer, J. Heurix, A. Tjoa, E. Weippl:
"Pseudonymisierung für die datenschutzkonforme Speicherung medizinischer Daten";
Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik (e&i),127(2010), 5; S. 135 - 142.

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E-health allows better communication between health care providers and higher availability of medical data leading to reduced costs and better quality of patients'treatments. However, the downside of interconnected systems is the increased probability of unauthorized access to highly sensitive records which could result in serious discrimination against the patient or identity theft. This article gives an overview of actual privacy threats, such as genetic discrimination, and presents a pseudonymization approach that keeps the patient's privacy and data confidentiality but - at the same time - allows access for authorized persons. This allows primary use of the medical records by health care providers and privacy-preserving secondary use by researchers.