Medical Data De-identification Solutions

Automatically make structured and unstructured data, documents, PDFs, and images anonymous. We comply with HIPAA, GDPR, or any specific needs you have.

Data De-identification & Anonymization Solutions

Data de-identification and anonymization remove identifiable details like names or social security numbers from data. Shaip’s proprietary APIs can accurately anonymize sensitive text data. We use HIPAA processes, including expert determination and safe harbor, to alter, hide, or remove sensitive information.

Personal Identifiable Information (PII)

Personal Identifiable Information (PII)

PII Data De-identification or Anonymization removes details that could directly or indirectly reveal who the data is about. Simply put, PII includes information that can contact, find, or identify someone.

Some identifiers for HIPAA de-identification include:

PII includes: name, email, home address, phone #
If StandaloneIf paired with another identifier
Social Security NumberCitizenship or Immigration status
Driver’s License or State IDMother’s Maiden name
Passport NumberEthnic or religious affiliation
Alien Registration NumberSexual orientation
Financial Account NumberAccount Passwords
Biometric IdentifiersLast 4 digits of SSN
Telephone numbersDate of birth
Email addressesCriminal History
Full face pictures-

Protected Health Information (PHI)

PHI de-identification or anonymization removes identifiable details from medical records. This includes info created, used, or disclosed during medical services like diagnosis or treatment. PHI encompasses data that can contact, find, or identify someone.

Protected Health Information (PHI)

Some HIPAA identifiers that can point to a person include:

  • Medical images, records, health plan beneficiary, certificate, social security, and account numbers
  • Past, present, or future health or condition of an individual
  • Past, present, or future payment for the provision of healthcare to an individual
  • Every date linked directly to a person, such as date of birth, discharge date, date of death, and administration

HIPAA Expert Determination

Healthcare organizations aim to innovate and expand while protecting health data privacy. The HIPAA Expert Determination method helps balance data benefits with privacy needs. Our services assist organizations, regardless of size, in complying with HIPAA standards. This reduces legal, financial, and reputational risks to improve healthcare services and outcomes.


Shaip APIs offer real-time, on-demand access to necessary records. We provide your team with quick and scalable access to anonymized, quality medical data for accurate AI project completion.

De-Identification API

Patient data plays a crucial role in crafting top-notch healthcare AI initiatives. Equally crucial is safeguarding this data to avert breaches. Shaip stands out for its expertise in making personal health and identifying information (PHI/PII) untraceable through data de-identification, masking, and anonymization.

Our methods include: 

  1. Make sensitive data for PHI, PII, and PCI unidentifiable.
  2. Ensure compliance with HIPAA and Safe Harbor guidelines.
  3. Remove all 18 identifiers according to these standards.

We include expert verification and thorough quality checks in de-identification. Our procedures adhere closely to Safe Harbor rules for managing PHI data.

Annotation Service
Other (Customization request)
Document format
Text documents
Scanned PDFs
Type of de-identification
Data Anonymization/ Masking
Data Pseudonymization / Tokenization
End-to-end-service (API + human in the loop process)
De-Identification API

Use Case

Key Features of Data De-identification Services

Human Oversight & Quality Control

World-class data accuracy with comprehensive quality checks & expert involvement.

Advanced Anonymization Platform

Ensures data integrity through rigorous anonymization across global systems.

Extensive De-Identification Capability

Over 100 million data points are de-identified, supporting HIPAA compliance & reducing exposure risks.

Robust Data

Superior security measures to maintain data policies & integrity.

Scalable Anonymization Solutions

Capable of handling large datasets with precision, facilitated by expert oversight.

Reliable Service & Timely Delivery

High operational reliability with consistent & prompt delivery of comprehensive solutions.

De-identification Data in Action

PII/HI Redaction in action

Our Healthcare API anonymizes medical texts and masks PHI. It also de-identifies structured medical records and PII/PHI, all in compliance with HIPAA regulations.

PII/HI Redaction in action

De-identify structured medical records

De-identify Personal Identifiable Information (PII) Patient Health Information (PHI) from medical records, while complying with HIPAA regulations.

De-identify structured medical records

PII De-identification

Our PII deidentification capabilities include removal of sensitive information such as names, dates and age that may directly or indirectly connect an individual to their personal data.

PII De-identification
PHI De-identification

PHI De-identification

Our PHI deidentification capabilities include removal of sensitive information such as MRN No., Date of Admission that may directly or indirectly connect an individual to their personal data. Its what patients deserve and HIPAA demands.

Insightful EMR Data Utilization

Doctors get crucial insights from EMRs and clinical reports. Our experts extract complex medical texts for disease registries, clinical trials, and audits.

Data Extraction from Electronic Medical Records (EMRs)
PDF De-identification With HIPAA & GDPR Compliance

Secure PDF De-identification

Our service anonymizes PDFs to comply with HIPAA and GDPR. We aim to protect sensitive information while maintaining privacy and legal standards.

PHI Entity Recognition API Benchmarking

To benchmark the Shaip API against the AWS API, precision, recall, and F-measure metrics were calculated, providing valuable insights into the performance of both systems.

PHI Entity Recognition API Benchmarking
Key MetricsRecall MetricsPrecision MetricsF1 Score Metrics
Room No.96.30%-92.86%-94.55%-
Person Name99.51%89.10%99.19%91.42%99.35%90.25%

Comprehensive Compliance Coverage

Scale data de-identification across different regulatory jurisdictions including GDPR, HIPAA, and as per Safe Harbor de-identification that reduces risks of compromise of PII/PHI

Featured Clients

Empowering teams to build world-leading AI products.

Data de-identification, data masking, or data anonymization is the process of removal of all PHI/PII (personal health information / personally identifiable information) such as names and social security numbers that may directly or indirectly connect an individual to their data.

A de-identified patient data is health data in which a PHI (Personal Health Information) or PII (Personally Identifiable Information) is removed. Also known as PII masking, it involves the removal of details such as names, social security numbers and other personal details that may directly or indirectly connect an individual to their data, leading to the risk of re-identification.

PII refers to personally identifiable information, it is any data that can contact, locate, or identify a specific individual such as social security number (SSN), passport number, driver’s license number, taxpayer identification number, patient identification number, financial account number, credit card number, or Personal address information (street address, or email address. Personal telephone numbers).

PHI refers to personal health information in any form, including physical records (medical reports, lab test results, medical bills), electronic records (EHR), or spoken information (physician dictation).

There are two prominent data de-identification techniques. The first is the removal of direct identifiers and the second is the removal or alteration of other information that could potentially be used to re-identify or lead to an individual. At Shaip, we use precision data de-identification tools and standard operating procedures to ensure the process is as airtight and accurate as possible.