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Seminar Announcement**
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*Data Confidentiality Challenges in Health Care*

*Lucy Doyle*

*McKesson Corporation *

*Johnson Center 3rd Floor  Meeting Room F*

*Time: 11 am  12 pm***

*Date: Friday, April 27, 2012 *

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*Abstract***

The demand to collect and share data for research and business processes is
increasing and the availability of information continues to grow with each
passing hour.  Data protection and data confidentiality challenges, which
have different meanings and interpretations in varying environments,
consistently arise in managing healthcare information. To support data
confidentiality endeavors in multiple environments and technologies, data
protection tools and techniques are applied to mitigate the risk of
re-identification of individuals. However, understanding and interpreting
data in a meaningful way is a challenge and has led to increased awareness
of the need for new roles and responsibilities as data scientists. This
seminar discusses challenges and highlights the need for statisticians and
their changing roles as data science professionals in managing data
confidentiality and in developing and fostering increasing roles and
responsibilities.