It is now mandatory that UK NHS Trusts remove personal identifiers from data sets prior to any non-direct care usage to comply with NHS Data Governance Standards. This means all Personal Identifiable Data, such as patient names and addresses, must be pseudonymised to ensure that individual service users cannot be identified from data used for any other purpose other than their direct care. Whilst this is a simple concept, scaling out deployments to multiple data sources can be technically challenging, costly and inconsistent. Northdoor provides a solution that can be easily integrated into existing systems and fully automate the pseudonymisation process. Deploying the solution in-house removes the need for exceptions to be signed off or data to be sent off-site. False data can also be easily generated for system development or training reducing both the cost and potential for error when creating data from scratch. All pseudonymised reference codes remain in the NHS Trust and are tied to source data, enabling authorised staff to track back patient details should the need arise.

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  • Functional details

    - fully automate the pseudonymisation process - Rapid delivery of fully pseudonymised data sets - pseudonymise data from an extensive range of structured data sources - automated creation of new and unique reference codes for each report run - use custom routines to pseudonymise, anonymise (full or partial) or blank data

  • Business problem

    Protects NHS patient data loss by anonymising data fields

  • Competitive advantage

    Existing deployments in NHS Trusts Proof of concepts available Fully automated process Ease of use

  • Industries

    Healthcare Industry

  • Solution areas

    Healthcare and Pharmaceutical
       Administrative Systems
       Clinical Care
       Patient Care and Services
       Physician Office Automation
          Clinical information systems
          Health information systems
    Cross industry
       Computer Services
       Professional Services
          Billing management and services
       Surveillance and security
          Data and Information Security
          Governance, Risk and Compliance
          Identity and Access Management
          Safety, Security and Privacy
          Security event management
          Security systems and operations
          User Identification
       System and data management
          Data Handling
          Data Protection and Recovery

  • Customer size

    Very Small Business (Less than 50 employees)
    Small Business (50 to 99 employees)
    Midmarket Business (100 to 499 employees)
    Midmarket Business (500 to 1000 employees)
    Large Business (greater than 1000 employees)

  • Languages supported


  • Countries/regions available for distribution

    United Kingdom

  • Solution collateral

    Name Date Categories
    May 9, 2017 Fact Sheet

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  • Hardware/OS platforms

    Windows Server 2003
       System x
       System x
    Windows Server 2008 (inclusive)
       System x
       System x
       System x

  • Services

    IBM Data Security Services for endpoint data protection
    IBM Security Governance, Risk and Compliance Services

  • Software

    IBM Information Management
       Information Management
          InfoSphere Optim Data Privacy

  • Storage devices

    Disk Storage Systems
       IBM Storwize V3700
       IBM Storwize V7000
       IBM Storwize V7000 Unified
       IBM System Storage DS300/DS400
       IBM System Storage DS4000 family (formerly FAStT)
       IBM System Storage DS5000 family
       IBM System Storage DS6000 family
       IBM System Storage DS8000 family
          IBM System Storage DS8100
          IBM System Storage DS8300
          IBM System Storage DS8700
          IBM System Storage DS8800
          IBM System Storage DS8870
       IBM System Storage Enterprise Storage Server (ESS)
       IBM System Storage Enterprise Storage Server Model 750
       IBM System Storage Enterprise Storage Server Model 800
       IBM System Storage XIV
    IBM System Storage Area Networks (hardware)
    IBM System Storage SAN
       Cisco MDS family
       IBM System Storage Express Model SAN switches
       IBM System Storage SAN b-type family
       IBM System Storage SAN m-type family
       IBM System Storage SAN Switch F08 (3534-F08)
       IBM System Storage SAN Switch F32 (2109-F16/F32/M12)
    IBM System Storage SAN File System
    IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller
    IBM System Storage Tape Storage Systems
       IBM System Storage Enterprise Tape 3592 Subsystem
       IBM System Storage Enterprise Tape Library 3590/3494
       IBM System Storage Enterprise Tape Library 3592/3494
       IBM System Storage LTO Tape
       IBM System Storage TS1120 Tape
       IBM System Storage TS3100 Tape Library
       IBM System Storage TS3200 Tape Library
       IBM System Storage TS3310 Tape Library
       IBM System Storage TS3400 Tape Library
       IBM System Storage TS3500 Tape Library
       IBM System Storage UltraScalable Tape Library 3584
       IBM System Storage Ultrium Scalable Tape Library 3583
       IBM System Storage Ultrium Tape Autoloader 3581
       IBM System Storage Ultrium Tape Drive 3580
       IBM System Storage Ultrium Tape Library 3582
       IBM System Storage Virtual Tape Server
       IBM Virtualization Engine TS7510/TS7520
       IBM Virtualization Engine TS7740
    Network Attached Storage
       IBM System Storage N series
       IBM System Storage N3000
       IBM System Storage N3300
       IBM System Storage N3600
       IBM System Storage N3700
       IBM System Storage N5000
       IBM System Storage N5000 Gateway
       IBM System Storage N5200
       IBM System Storage N5300
       IBM System Storage N5600
       IBM System Storage N7000
       IBM System Storage N7000 Gateway
       IBM System Storage N7600
       IBM System Storage N7800

Date last modified:    May 9, 2017

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020 7448 8500


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London EC1Y 8NA
United Kingdom

+44 207 4488500

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