The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) governs disclosure by medical providers in the United States. The regulators implementing HIPAA set forth two main strategies to de-identify, and thereby legally use and disclose, protected data.
The first is what’s known as the “Safe Harbor” method, in which covered entities must remove 18 identifiers. The second is an “expert determination” that data is de-identified.
To assist covered entities, we’ve created this HIPAA Compliance Playbook, which highlights how to perform two techniques critical for de-identification:
- Masking Columns
- Differential Privacy
To learn more about these techniques and how they help make data sources quickly and easily HIPAA-compliant, download the playbook now.