Anonymized Clinical Data for Research, Machine Learning, & AI Applications

Based on ImageX’s building blocks for indexing and federating access to images and reports, deepMed is Medicom’s system for collecting and de-identifying clinical information for research, machine learning, and AI applications.

Compliant, Automatic, Bulk De-Identification

HIPAA Privacy Compliance

Medicom complies with and de-identifies all data in accordance with §161.514(a)-(c) of the HIPAA Privacy Rule.

Sanitization of Identifying Information

DICOM tags and text containing individually identifiable data are sanitized in deepMed’s automated process - fields are extracted and replaced with randomly generated characters.

Burned in PHI Removal

Any burned in PHI are removed using a customized implementation where blackout zones are identified on an image defined by a health system user from each modality.

deepMed contains multiple safeguards to ensure that all PHI has been stripped from the DICOM header and removed from images, including:

  • Checks on image size,
  • OCR (optical character recognition) scans for text, and
  • Detection of image boundaries.


Images that fail deepMed’s quality control mechanisms are held in Checkpoint for manual review.

Checkpoint groups images based on reason for quality control failure and another identifier (usually modality).

deepMed Features

De-Identification and Anonymization
Conforms with the HIPAA Safe Harbor methodology.x
De-identification is performed locally on customer device.x
DICOM header sanitization.x
Report sanitization.x
Burned-in protected health information (PHI) sanitization.x
Store de-identified data to remote or local destinations.x
Supports longitudinal data collection.x
Supports 3D mammography files.x
Supports re-identification.x
Supports inclusion of other clinical or research documents.x
Integrates with databases (EHR, RIS) and DICOM archives.x
Supports query construction with DICOM and SQL.x
Accessible via a web interface.x
Provide remote de-identification access to partners.Pending