Tag: patient privacy

De-identification of GP e-referrals for a deep-learning based triage decision support tool

Summer of Research project by Nick James, (University of Auckland), supervised by Dr Edmond Zhang (Orion Health) and Dr Patrick Gladding (University of Auckland). In New Zealand, private medical information cannot be used for research except when it directly relates to treating the patient it was collected from. There are two ways to make this …

Survey of machine learning-based approaches to de-identification of medical documents

Summer of Research project by Vithya Yogarajan, supervised by Michael Mayo, University of Waikato. Protecting patient confidentiality while using medical data from electronic health records (EHRs) for research is crucial. De-identification of EHR data provides the opportunity to use the data for research without the risk of breaching patient privacy, and avoids the need for …

Application of deep learning techniques in a de-identification system

Summer of Research project by Yicheng Shi, University of Auckland, supervised by Quentin Thurier (Orion Health). Clinical data, collected by healthcare providers when treating patients, is incredibly valuable for medical research – but good data is hard to get. This information can help researchers improve healthcare. For example, by studying a patient’s medical history, researchers …