November 9, 2023

Solve for Privacy to Bring the Big Data Revolution to Healthcare Research

Industry Brief

November 2023

Balancing Data Utility and Patient Privacy in Healthcare Research

The healthcare industry generates vast amounts of data, yet leveraging it effectively while safeguarding patient privacy remains a challenge. New data-driven technologies promise to make healthcare processes more efficient and more scalable, while also unlocking new treatments and medical technologies to improve patient care.

The Data Privacy Dilemma

Healthcare organizations often face a tradeoff between maximizing data utility and ensuring patient privacy. Restricting data access limits innovation, while unfettered access risks data breaches. The key is to find a way to provide access to real medical data in a streamlined and scalable manner without compromising privacy or security.

Secure Data Ecosystems

New technologies are emerging to address the challenge of data privacy in healthcare research. These technologies provide secure access to data while maintaining control over sensitive information. They enable researchers to analyze data without directly accessing it or removing it from its secure environment.

Gradated Access for Controlled Data Sharing

Graded access models allow healthcare organizations to share data with researchers while maintaining control over who can access what data. This ensures that sensitive information is only shared with authorized individuals and for approved purposes.

Preserving Privacy with De-Identification and Differential Privacy

De-identification techniques and differential privacy can be used to anonymize data and prevent re-identification. Differential privacy adds noise to aggregate data, ensuring that individual patient information cannot be inferred.

Unlocking the Power of Data

By balancing data utility and patient privacy, healthcare organizations can unlock the power of their clinical data to improve patient care and advance healthcare research. These new technologies and techniques are paving the way for a new era of data-driven healthcare innovation.

Learn More

At Lynx, we are committed to ensuring the highest level of security and privacy for patient data, while still making it accessible for valuable research insights. Our innovative processes and protocols provide the means to advance medical knowledge without compromising sensitive data.

Contact us today to learn how Lynx can help you unlock the full potential of your clinical data securely.

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About Lynx.MD

Lynx.MD offers a secure, SaaS medical intelligence platform for sharing real-world clinical data, accelerating research and development, and providing transformative analytics. With the Lynx Trusted Data Environment (TDE), organizations can collaborate with internal and external developers, data scientists, and researchers to build the next generation of data-informed applications, therapies and care options.