How to: De-Identify Data
Complete De-Identification of PHI
Please use the checklist below, provided by the UF Privacy Office to ensure that your data is properly de-identified. Below are two categories of de-identification.
Please review the 2019 De-Identified Checklist to properly, and completely de-identify your PHI.
Please note: This check list is subject to change by the Privacy Office. Even if you use this list, you may still be subject to review. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your data, please contact the Privacy Office.
De-Identified Limited Data Set
A Limited Data Set (LDS) is a limited set of identifiable patient information per HIPAA Privacy Regulations. A LDS may be shared with an outside person/entity without written patient authorization if two basic conditions are met:
- The purpose of the disclosure is for research, public health or health care operations and
- The party disclosing the information signs a DUA with the data recipient.
LDS HIPPA de-identification checklist for properly de-identifying your Limited Data Set of PHI.