Synthesis of a database test bed for evaluating record linkage algorithms.

Donald P. Connelly, Boonchai Kijsanayotin, Stuart M Speedie

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Record linkage algorithm development is a challenging task requiring large databases representative of a target population. As part of an evaluation of a health information exchange project we had the need for a linking algorithm that would not pass protected health information among organizations. We synthesized a test bed for this purpose employing a randomization process and incorporating conditions that represent the study population and possible error generating conditions in real world electronic record systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalAMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium
StatePublished - 2007


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