NSF funds software to safeguard patient data during COVID-19 research

Healthcare IT News

Mike Miliard

The tool, developed by scientists at UT Dallas and Vanderbilt, can help weigh the risks that a person might be identified when their health data is shared with researchers.

As medical professionals continue in their quest to learn more about the strange and unpredictable novel coronavirus, research is moving at a rapid pace – with robust and widespread data sharing a key component.

But security concerns are a major sticking point, as scientists and researchers weigh what data, and how much of it, to share. New technology funded by the National Science Foundation aims to help make those decisions with patient privacy top of mind.

The $200,000 NSF grant has been awarded to...

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