De-identification and Re-identification for Security of the Patient Data


DICOMGuard’s proprietary patent-pending technology allows healthcare enterprise to have full control over security of their patient data. DICOM Guard de-identifies patient’s data by removing personal identifiers such as name, date of birth and social security number so that only the owners of the original data can re-identify the patient. These additional security measures are especially important if organizations are storing their patient data off-site. DCMSYS Enterprise Imaging Workflow Engine and Vendor Neutral Archive handle de-identification and re-identification on the fly, using a unique secure key to encrypt and decrypt the data.