In the United States, each medical center owns the images, reports, and metadata. It is legal to and ethical to share these under an IRB-approved research study. The Artificial Intelligence Multi-institutional Imaging and Exploratory Research (AI MINER) patient registry is a retrospective IRB approved research study. This study has minimal risk, qualities for a HIPAA waiver and waiver of consent, and the images, reports, and metadata will be de-identified with a coded identifier applied.
The following PHI will remain with the Academic Partners and will not be entered into the AI MINER patient registry:
No and No. In order to maintain two-way anonymity, we don’t list the names of Academic Partners on our website. Nor do we provide the name of your AMC on the de-identified images, reports, or metadata. In fact, we specifically program our software to remove the name of each AMC from all sources of information. Our image de-identification software labels each site with a coded identifier that cannot be linked back to the specific AMCs by outside entities.
We don’t sell or place a value on patient images, reports, or data. Our fair pricing covers research and service expenses only, including personnel effort and data curation, de-identification, storage and transfer. The costs of our services depend upon the volume of images needed and overall complexity of the research, including the need for patient outcomes data. Because of our fair pricing promise, we have the lowest prices in the industry.