Healthcare IT Terms
What is De-identified Data?
De-identified data refers to data that does not provide any reasonable grounds to believe that health information can be used to identify an individual. Health information is de-identified in the following cases:
- if stripped of all of the 18 direct identifiers defined under HIPAA
- if an expert in statistical and scientific methods determines that there is a very small risk that the information could be used alone or in combination with other information to identify an individual