|De-identified Data Service|
|The MSDW team offers de-identified data through CQT, i2b2 and TriNetX, and follow Mount Sinai’s policy on the de-identification of protected health information. Mount Sinai has a duty to protect the confidentiality and integrity of Protected Health Information (PHI) as required by law and professional ethics, and for accreditation requirements.
A de-identified data set is assembled for research project requests by executing the steps below:
Once complete, all elements of date in the data set are shifted equally per patient, based on the date shift value present in the ‘masked mrn table’. This ensures that relative distance between dates in the patients’ chronology remain intact.
In addition to the steps outlined above, the following 19 data elements are de-identified for data sets produced, in accordance with the Guidance Regarding Methods for De-identification of Protected Health Information in Accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule.
For more information contact the MSDW Team
*Please note that the MSDW team currently does not offer de-identified health information in free text fields, e.g., Progress Notes. As techniques evolve, the possibility of this data source will be revisited.*