health data privacy Archives
Mar. 8, 2023— The Vanderbilt University Medical Center Privacy Office wants faculty and staff who have access to systems or databases that contain patient information to keep in mind that access to patients’ information continues to be closely audited for potential privacy violations. Unauthorized use of VUMC’s clinical databases, such as Epic or Star Panel to check...
Sep. 22, 2022—Vanderbilt policy experts discuss how the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade and newly enacted state laws limiting or banning abortion can be expected to bring new scrutiny to the privacy vulnerabilities of electronic health records.
May. 19, 2022—Vandrbilt's Bradley Malin, PhD, has received the Lasting Research Award from the Association for Computing Machinery’s (ACM) annual Conference on Data and Application Security and Privacy.
Dec. 16, 2021—Vanderbilt research is blazing a trail for the application of game theory to genomic and health data reidentification risk.
Apr. 4, 2019—Over the past few decades the electronic health record (EHR) has become an object of intensive study, opening new ground in biomedical research. Natural language sections of the EHR, such as physician’s notes and health team messages, are a rich vein for research, but patient privacy considerations entail first scrubbing patient identifiers from these notes and messages. Historically, this has been accomplished through large, complex software systems that are expensive to develop and maintain.
Apr. 20, 2018—The Center for Genetic Privacy and Identity in Community Settings (GetPreCiSe) at Vanderbilt University Medical Center has set its annual workshop exploring privacy and genomics for April 30.
Jan. 12, 2017—It comes down to privacy — biomedical research can’t proceed without human genomic data sharing, and genomic data sharing can’t proceed without some reasonable level of assurance that de-identified data from patients and other research participants will stay de-identified after they’re released for research.
Dec. 1, 2016—A two-member team from Vanderbilt has won the 2016 iDASH Healthcare Privacy Protection Challenge, a competition open to international participants and devoted this year to privacy protection for genome analysis in a cloud computing environment.