Researchers Submit Patent Application, “Hipaa Compliant Distributed Data,” for Approval (USPTO 20220116357): Patent Application – InsuranceNewsNet

2022 APR 28 (NewsRx) — By one News Reporter – Staff News Editor at Daily Insurance News — Since washington d.c.NewsRx reporters report that a patent application from inventor Rudolph, Volker (MunichDE), filed on October 6, 2021was posted on April 14, 2022.

No assignee for this patent application has been named.

The news editors obtained the following quote from background information provided by the inventors: “A problem with structured data storage is the ability to maintain confidentiality when and if the data storage is hacked or compromised. This is most obvious for the storage of medical information, where the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) mandates a very high degree of confidentiality, even within a single institution.

“For operations such as securing vaccine trial records, large sets of medical research data must be stripped of personally identifiable information (PII) before they can be shared to protect medical history and treatment. of somebody.

“The systems and methods presented here address these well-known deficiencies in data management of personally identifiable information.

In addition to background information on this patent application, NewsRx correspondents also obtained the inventor’s summary information for this patent application: “Disclosed herein are systems and methods for storing patient medical information on a local processing device, by anonymizing part of this medical information and storing it on a second processing device, exposing this anonymized medical information to a third processing device coupled to the second processing device via a network, and limiting the users of the third processing device to access only HIPAA-compliant medical information.Alarms are included to indicate improper transfer of HIPAA data.

“Some embodiments may be a data security system comprising a user interface operable to receive medical information including patient and patient medical data with personally identifiable information (PII) and store it in a first structured data store having a local index A second structured data store may be included and operable to receive some of the medical data, including anonymized medical data, and a second index that is different from the local index, such that the local index and the second index are configured to allow only one – way indexing.

“The system may also include a multi-layered firewall separating the first structured data store and the second structured data store. The layered firewall secures the local structured data store in a first zone and the second structured data store in a second zone. An alarm engine alerts when the PII has moved from a first zone to the second zone.

“The construction and mode of operation of the invention, however, and the additional objects and advantages thereof will be better understood from the following description of specific embodiments when read in conjunction with the drawings attached.”

The claims provided by the inventors are:

“1. A data security system comprising: a user interface, said user interface being operable to receive medical information including a patient and patient medical data including personally identifiable information (PII) and store it in a first data memory structured data, said first structured data memory including a local index; a second structured data memory operable to receive part of the medical data, said second structured data memory comprising anonymized medical data, and a second index different from the index local; wherein the local index and the second index are configured to allow only one-way indexing; a multi-layered firewall separating the first structured data store and the second structured data store, said multi-layered firewall securing the local structured data in a first zone and the second structured data store in a second zone, and an alarm engine, said one alarm engine operable to alert when the PII has moved from a first zone to the second zone.

A system according to claim 1, further comprising: a subscriber identity module (SIM) and a SIM reader, said SIM card being encoded with medical information from a verified source, wherein the SIM reader is operable to transfer medical information on the SIM card to the first structured data memory. .

The system of claim 1, wherein the multi-tiered firewall includes security at the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) application layer and the OSI network layer.

4. The system of claim 1, wherein the alarm engine monitors network traffic for known PII.

“5. A system according to claim 1, wherein the local index and the second index are linked to each other through a third structured data store.

“6. A method for providing secure data comprising: receiving medical information on a server, said server being coupled to a network, said medical information comprising a patient and patient medical data comprising personally identifiable information (PII); storing the medical information in a first structured data store, said first structured data store including a local index; anonymizing the medical information and storing it in a second structured data store, said second structured data store including a second index different from the local index, the local index and the second index being configured to only allow unidirectional indexing; separating the first structured data store and the second structured data store with a multi-layered firewall, said multi-layered firewall securing the local structured data store in a first area and the second structured data memory in a second area, and indicating an alarm when PII has transitioned from a first area to the second area.

“7. A method according to claim 6, further comprising: reading a subscriber identity module encoded with medical information from a verified source, wherein the medical information on the SIM card is transferred to the first structured data memory.

The method of claim 6, wherein the multi-tiered firewall includes security at the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) application layer and the OSI network layer.

A method according to claim 6, wherein the alarm engine monitors network traffic for known PII.

“10. One or more machine-readable storage devices encoded with non-transient instructions directing a processor to perform a method comprising: receiving medical information, said medical information comprising a patient and medical data of a patient including personally identifiable information (PII); storing the medical information in a first structured data store, said first structured data store including a local index; anonymizing the medical information and storing it in a second structured data store, said second store of structured data comprising a second index different from the local index, the local index and the second index being configured to allow only one-way indexing; separating the first structured data store and the second structured data store with a firewall multi-layered, said multi-layered firewall at securing the local structured data memory in a first area and the second structured data memory in a second area, and indicating an alarm when PII has transitioned from a first area to the second area.

“11. The method of claim 10, further comprising: reading a subscriber identity module encoded with medical information from a verified source, wherein the medical information on the SIM card is transferred to the first structured data memory.

The method of claim 10, wherein the multi-tiered firewall includes security at the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) application layer and the OSI network layer.

13. The method of claim 10, wherein the alarm engine monitors network traffic for known PII.

“14. The method of claim 10, further comprising: linking the local index to the second index through a third structured data store.”

For more information on this patent application, see: Rudolph, Volker. Distributed data compliant with Hipaa. Classroom October 6, 2021 and posted April 14, 2022. Patent URL: https://appft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PG01&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=%2220220116357%22.PGNR.&OS= DN/20220116357&RS=DN/20220116357

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