Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Best Paper Award for TRUST Medical Informatics Research

The work of TRUST researchers at Vanderbilt University and their colleagues was recognized at the American Medical Informatics Association Annual Symposium, winning the Homer Warner Award for best paper. The paper, titled "SOEMPI: A Secure Open Enterprise Master Patient Index Software Toolkit for Private Record Linkage,” describes a software tool based on OpenEMPI for privacy preserving record linkage that is engineered to be extensible and support the PRL lifecycle, including the distribution of cryptographic keys and the communication between the participating organizations. This project was initiated, and is currently maintained, by the Health Information Privacy Laboratory at Vanderbilt University.

The paper authors are Csaba Toth (Vanderbilt University), Elizabeth Durham (Vanderbilt University), Murat Kantarcioglu (University of Texas at Dallas), Yuan Xue (Vanderbilt University), and Bradley Malin (Vanderbilt University). More information on SOEMPI is available here.