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July 6, 2018 | Privacy Analytics to offer data anonymization to Vivli members

CAMBRIDGE, MA-The Vivli platform is a new, groundbreaking digital platform where researchers can request and analyze clinical trial data sets in a secure research environment. Today Vivli announced a collaboration with Privacy Analytics, an industry leader sharing health data, data security and de-identification, to offer anonymization services to individuals and organizations who wish to share clinical data on the Vivli platform.  

“This collaboration will enable Vivli to meet the needs of a broad base of data contributors, by lowering one of the significant barriers to sharing sensitive health care data,” said Vivli Executive Director Rebecca Li. “Vivli allows sharing of clinical data sets regardless of the sponsor or therapeutic area, and by working with Privacy Analytics, we will open the Vivli platform to many data contributors previously unable to share their data as they were unable to anonymize their data.”  

For more than a decade Privacy Analytics has been an industry leader in the anonymization of healthcare data, for both research and data security purposes. Privacy Analytics “uses a risk-based approach to de-identification to maximize the value of real world data while following globally accepted standards and guidelines and complying with regulations in many jurisdictions worldwide.” This approach helps researchers to “effectively harness the value of health data for secondary use,” while simultaneously ensuring the safety of protected information.  

 “Privacy Analytics is eager to offer their services to Vivli Members,” said Khaled El Emam, CEO of Privacy Analytics. “Privacy Analytics’ anonymization services are a proven, responsible way to unlock the value of health data like the clinical data sets shared on the Vivli platform. By working with Vivli Members and other data contributors, we can help them to meet their data sharing requirements responsibly and cost effectively while also driving scientific breakthroughs.” 

 By collaborating with Privacy Analytics, Vivli is driving forward the use of emerging technologies to promote and enable clinical data sharing, with the goal of developing new discoveries to improve human health.   

About Vivli: 

Vivli is a non-profit organization that is establishing a global data-sharing and analytics platform to serve all elements of the international research community. We act as a neutral broker between data contributor and data user and the wider data sharing community. Vivli is establishing an independent data repository, in-depth search engine and a cloud-based analytics platform. We are working to provide the platform as well as harmonize the governance, policy and processes to make sharing data easier. The ultimate aim of Vivli is to advance human health from the insights and discoveries gained by sharing and analyzing clinical research .

 About Privacy Analytics:  

Privacy Analytics, an IQVIA company, allows healthcare organizations to quickly and easily apply a responsible risk-based de-identification methodology that protects individual privacy and ensures legal compliance. The company’s methodology and software have been deployed globally for different types of health data, including prescription, claim, EMR, hospital, registry, and clinical trials for both commercial and academic data sharing efforts.