Hiding in plain sight: use of realistic surrogates to reduce exposure of protected health information in clinical text

@article{Carrell2013HidingIP,
  title={Hiding in plain sight: use of realistic surrogates to reduce exposure of protected health information in clinical text},
  author={David Carrell and Bradley A Malin and John S. Aberdeen and Samuel Bayer and Cheryl Clark and Ben Wellner and Lynette Hirschman},
  journal={Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA},
  year={2013},
  volume={20 2},
  pages={342-8}
}
OBJECTIVE Secondary use of clinical text is impeded by a lack of highly effective, low-cost de-identification methods. Both, manual and automated methods for removing protected health information, are known to leave behind residual identifiers. The authors propose a novel approach for addressing the residual identifier problem based on the theory of Hiding In Plain Sight (HIPS). MATERIALS AND METHODS HIPS relies on obfuscation to conceal residual identifiers. According to this theory… CONTINUE READING
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