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UCSF Creates De-Identified Clinical Data Warehouse
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By Yvonne Tevis. Patient data – it’s a gold mine for health research. Without patient data, researchers can’t analyze conditions, explore treatment efficacy, consider new models of personalized care… And in today’s fast-paced and competitive world of health research, researchers and institutions have to jump quickly and explore emerging hypotheses. They would love to have the wealth of a full clinical record at their fingertips. But how can they get that data – and still protect the privacy of patients? Rick Larsen, UCSF director of research informatics, said privacy is both paramount and a barrier. At UC, researchers must seek...