De-Identification, Reversible and Irreversible Pseudonymisation (NIST + IHE + ISO)

NISTIR 8053 De-Identification of Personal Information (Simson L. Garfinkel)


Technical Frameworks:

Healthcare De-Identification Handbook:

ISO 25237

ISO/TS 25237 describes the objectives of de-identification to include:

  • secondary use of clinical data (e.g., research);
  • clinical trials and post-marketing surveillance;
  • pseudonymous care;
  • patient identification systems;
  • public health monitoring and assessment;
  • confidential patient-safety reporting (e.g., adverse drug effects);
  • comparative quality indicator reporting;
  • peer review;
  • consumer groups;
  • medical device calibration or maintenance.