Kristen Rosati

De-identified data is essential to research and innovation in health care. To ensure continued access to de-identified data, Kristen Rosati advocates for two goals in her guest commentary in Datavant’s newsletter Privacy Matters.

First, Kristen explains the need for a federal prohibition on re-identification of individuals from de-identified datasets. This prohibition would act as an alternative to the current push for individual control of de-identified data, which would negatively impact the quality of and ability to conduct essential research. Second, the industry should push for using well-established HIPAA de-identification standards in evolving state laws. Having one consistent and well-crafted de-identification standard is crucial for research and other data collaborations.

Kristen, a past President and Fellow of the American Health Law Association, is a nationally sought-after expert and speaker on big data and HIPAA compliance. She brings extensive knowledge related to data privacy and security, particularly on HIPAA and protecting sensitive health care information.

Read the full commentary here.