The Akrivia Health platform has been built to preserve patient privacy and facilitate vital research in mental health and dementias. Healthcare organisations use the system to remove personal information embedded within the patient electronic medical record, whilst preserving the rich clinical data that can be used to aid research and improve services. The system effectively ‘de-identifies’ these records to ensure confidentiality is retained.
In other words, all identifiable details such as name, surname, telephone numbers, addresses and NHS numbers are removed, masked, or modified to protect patient privacy and minimises the chance of identifying an individual.
The use of the Akrivia Health Platform enables greater research opportunities in a safe and secure manner. Before the development of the platform, researchers would have to look through large volumes of patient records, which could take months of effort. The same level of research can now be carried out in a fraction of the time, whilst preserving privacy and across a larger cohort of patients by the help of the Akrivia Health platform.