Deborah Lafky's scientific contributions

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Article
We have studied the admission records of Hispanics in one hospital system between 2004 and 2009. The data set was stripped of identifying information as required by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) safe harbor methodology. We simulated an intrusion scenario in which an intruder had access to a substantial amou...

Citations

... Deidentification with the safe harbor method is said to leave somewhere around 0.03% or 0.04% of records within the US population vulnerable to identification [17,35]; however, this proportion fluctuates according to the geographical extent of the data set, where some regions have much smaller proportions of unique records and others have much higher. Specifically, the reidentification risk has been found to range from 0.01% to 0.19% [28], 0.01% to 0.25% [36], and 0.013% to 0.22% [37] on a state-by-state basis. ...