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  1. Care dot data | A Better NHS - February 23, 2014

    […] It is important to note that none of the conversations are coded, only words referring to diagnoses, results and medications. Some of the care.data will be fully anonymised so that details that could link this to a particular person are not included. This will allow us to study disease prevalences, medication use and so on. Some of the care.data will be pseudonomysed and include these details making it possible to see, for example, how many elderly white men in Hoxton with diabetes are being prescribed Atrovastatin and what affect it is having on cholesterol levels and compare it to different parts of the country or different ethnic groups. In theory, someone could back track and identify you with this data, but it would be pretty difficult and illegal. It is worth noting that in Wales and Scotland they’ve decided that the English method of pseudonymising isn’t suffi…. […]

  2. Care dot data - February 24, 2014

    […] It is important to note that none of the conversations are coded, only words referring to diagnoses, results and medications. Some of the care.data will be fully anonymised so that details that could link this to a particular person are not included. This will allow us to study disease prevalences, medication use and so on. Some of the care.data will be pseudonomysed and include these details making it possible to see, for example, how many elderly white men in Hoxton with diabetes are being prescribed Atrovastatin and what affect it is having on cholesterol levels and compare it to different parts of the country or different ethnic groups. In theory, someone could back track and identify you with this data, but it would be pretty difficult and illegal. It is worth noting that in Wales and Scotland they’ve decided that the English method of pseudonymising isn’t sufficiently …. […]

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