Masking PHI Using De‑Identification Throughout the SDLC

Presented at the 2023 Cognizant Health Sciences Conference

This recorded breakout session presentation will explore the critical importance of masking Protected Health Information (PHI) using de-identification throughout the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) to ensure patient privacy and maintain regulatory compliance. We discuss issues surrounding enterprise-wide de-identification and the impact on the ecosystem, including the relation between encryption within Facets and data de-identification. This includes a comprehensive explanation of how organizations can effectively shield PHI during the development, testing, and deployment of Core Administration applications. We explore best practices, methodologies, and tools that can be employed to ensure PHI data is appropriately protected across the ecosystems that support the SDLC. Finally, we discuss real-life case studies to showcase the importance of proper PHI handling and the consequences of inadequate data protection measures.


2024 Cognizant Health Sciences Conference

SourcEdge, An Alivia Company, was Cognizant’s First Healthcare Certified Consulting Partner. During this four-day event, SourcEdge and Alivia Analytics will discuss its combined products and services for commercial and government health plans.