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Development of National Health Data Warehouse Bangladesh: Privacy Issues and a Practical Solution
18th International Conference on Computer and Information Technology (ICCIT) 2015 (2015)
  • Shahidul Islam Khan, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology
Abstract
Healthcare organizations in Bangladesh own a
large amount of data in diverse health information systems.
Potential and useful hidden knowledge can be discovered if
integration of this huge medical data is performed in national
level. The integration process requires linkage of patients’
records among different heterogeneous sources. To facilitate
effective data mining, it is essential to preserve record linkage in
health data warehouse by retaining identifiable attributes. On the
other hand, identifiable health data have high risk to patient
privacy and also increase the chance of attacks by cyber
criminals. In this paper, we have provided a practical solution of
privacy and security problems for developing national health
data warehouse of Bangladesh. Our developed technique can
anonymize identifiable private data of the patients while
maintaining record linkage in national warehouse to facilitate
knowledge discovery process. For this purpose, we have used
encrypted mobile number, gender and name-value of patients to
produce Patient Identification Key. Our system is being
implemented to protect privacy of sensitive health data in health
data warehouse.
Keywords
  • Health Data,
  • Data Privacy,
  • Health Data Warehouse,
  • Record Linkage,
  • Data Mining
Publication Date
December, 2015
Citation Information
Shahidul Islam Khan. "Development of National Health Data Warehouse Bangladesh: Privacy Issues and a Practical Solution" 18th International Conference on Computer and Information Technology (ICCIT) 2015 (2015)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/shahidulislam-khan/2/