This report addresses health data access and linkage with a focus on data interoperability, cybersecurity, privacy, and regulation. It is summarising the GIHF-AI roundtable that took place on April 7th, 2022, and includes recommendations for action.

Dr. Gadi Lalazar, Briya’s Chief Medical Officer is cited in the last section about “The evolution of healthcare through data linkage”; 

“Scientific cooperation in the national and international field depends on data cooperation. The use of large data sets is essential for both the validation of results and the generation of new hypotheses. If an institution does not have enough data, linkage of data from other institutions is required. Using Privacy Preserving Record Linkage (PPRL) and Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PET), which are technologies already successfully in use in Israel’s healthcare system today, institutions conduct research together without ever seeing the collaborating partner’s data. Data collaboration takes place, for example, through Data Encryption, Synthesis, Differential Privacy (DP), Trusted Execution Environments (TEE), and Federated Learning (FL). In addition, there are software and technologies that have built-in verification mechanisms to avoid sharing sensitive data. A warning message alerts users that there is a privacy issue. In order to ensure interoperability, the data is harmonized to, for example, FHIR standard.”

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