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Office Hour with Khaled El Emam

Khaled El Emam (Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario - Research Institute & University of Ottawa)
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Khaled El Emam is a world-renowned expert in statistical de-identification and re-identification risk measurement and one of only a handful of individual experts in North America known to be qualified to certify the anonymization of Protected Health Information under the HIPAA privacy law.

If you would like to know more about conducting analytics on health data and protecting individual privacy under the HIPAA Privacy Rule De-identification Standards, stop by to speak with Khaled.

If you would like to learn how you can realize the value in health data and how modern de-identification techniques can provide a positive ROI for your organization, Khaled has done the math and can provide you with answers.

Khaled can also discuss how to implement anonymization practices within an enterprise and the issues that need to be addressed to make a transition that will ensure high data quality and remain compliant with current regulations.

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Khaled El Emam

Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario - Research Institute & University of Ottawa

Dr. Khaled El Emam is an Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Medicine, a senior investigator at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute, and a Canada Research Chair in Electronic Health Information at the University of Ottawa. His main area of research is developing techniques for health data anonymization and secure disease surveillance for public health purposes. Previously Khaled was a Senior Research Officer at the National Research Council of Canada, and prior to that he was head of the Quantitative Methods Group at the Fraunhofer Institute in Kaiserslautern, Germany. He has co-founded two companies to commercialize the results of his research work. In 2003 and 2004, he was ranked as the top systems and software engineering scholar worldwide by the Journal of Systems and Software based on his research on measurement and quality evaluation and improvement, and ranked second in 2002 and 2005. He holds a Ph.D. from the Department of Electrical and Electronics, King’s College, at the University of London (UK).

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