CSAIL Researchers Pioneer Privacy of Medical Records

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CSAIL Researchers Pioneer Privacy of Medical Records
Photo: Jason Dorfman, CSAIL photographer

Google's announcement last fall that it would be making health records available online touched off a flurry of concerns about patient privacy in the digital age. Now MIT researchers have developed a piece of software that will help to assuage doubts about how sensitive information is protected. A research group that included CSAIL principal investigators Peter Solovitz and Bill Long has developed an open-source software package "to allow researchers to accurately de-identify text in medical records in a HIPAA-compliant manner. To find out more about the software, click here.