Detailed De-identification Guidance

UMass Medical School follows the Safe Harbor requirements identified in the Health & Human Services HIPAA link below.

https://www.hhs.gov/hipaa/for-professionals/privacy/special-topics/de-identification/index.html

UMMS IT is bolstering its de-identification tool services. Presently, Data Masker is licensed and approved for de-identifying SQL and Oracle databases. More information will be forthcoming regarding exactly how to leverage the tool.

In the meantime, please contact infosec@umassmed.edu if you would like additional information regarding Data Masker.

Manual data and open source de-identification methods may also be used as long as they follow the Safe Harbor requirements and processes outlined by HHS. Please reach out to infosec@umassmed.edu if you have additional questions.