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Immuta’s HIPAA Playbook and the Changing Nature of Health Data

It’s been 15 years since the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) began enforcing the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act’s “Privacy Rule,” which set forth two main strategies to de-identify, and thereby legally use and disclose, protected data. The first is what’s called the “Safe Harbor” method, which requires entities to remove...

Immuta Releases Playbook for HIPAA-Compliant AI

Immuta, the leading provider of enterprise data management solutions for artificial intelligence (AI), today released its Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Compliance Playbook for applying access policies to healthcare data. Based on its work with global healthcare clients, Immuta outlines how organizations and medical providers can govern data disclosure and ensure HIPAA compliance for...

Cognoa Chief AI Officer: How Immuta Helped Us Overcome Data Challenges of AI-Based Medical Diagnostics

Here at Cognoa, we train algorithms – to diagnose behavioral health conditions, including autism and ADHD – with highly sensitive data from a production database that lives in a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) environment containing patient identifiers and electronic protected health information (ePHI). Data privacy and security are therefore paramount to Cognoa,...

AI, Healthcare and Our Friends at the University of Chicago

It’s been a big month for Immuta and our friends at the University of Chicago’s School of Medicine. In early May, our CPO Andrew Burt published a piece with Dr. Samuel Volchenboum, an associate professor of pediatrics and director of the Center for Research Informatics at the University of Chicago, in the Harvard Business Review...

Data Governance Anti-Patterns: Data Policies Shouldn’t Be Snowflakes

(This Is Part One of Our “Data Governance Anti-Patterns Series”, Part Two Can Be Found Here). Anti-patterns are behaviors that take bad problems and lead to even worse solutions.  In the world of data governance, they’re everywhere. The first step to enabling algorithm-driven organizations starts by eliminating your data policy snowflakes – they’re your anti-pattern. What’s...

Machine Learning Algorithms Meet Data Governance

Machine learning algorithms may change computing, but they’re a bit of a black box. Still, there are ways to tame them with flexible data governance, according to tech startup exec Andrew Burt. As a lawyer on the staff of the FBI Cyber Division, Andrew Burt spent a good deal of time looking at the intersection...

Differential Privacy in Immuta 2.0!

Why Differential Privacy Changes the Game – Exploring Immuta’s New Feature We’re very excited to announce that differential privacy is now a data anonymization policy available in Immuta’s 2.0 release. Why Is Differential Privacy A Game-Changer? Data anonymization techniques have been around for a long time. The most used technique is to mask values in...