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An Effective, Scalable Privileging Model for Enabling HIPAA-Complient User Access in a Shared Data Repository

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posted on 12.06.2014, 13:00 by Amanda Van Wagner, David Voccola, Tracy Cermak, Charles Tirrell, Meredith Yourd, Warren Jones, Julie HawthorneJulie Hawthorne

   This poster compares different privileging systems for research data management in terms of their ability to produce HIPAA-compliant data access schemes, their maintenance by non-technical users, and their acceptance at a research center with nearly 100 users. The authors find find that a single database role with automatically assigned permissions based on lab and study membership was both superior and preferable to a solution in which distinct roles must be created for each access level.

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