What is the process of using de-identified images in publications or presentations for education and training?

What is the process of using de-identified images in publications or presentations for education and training?

MCW Corporate Policy (AD.HP.040) Use and Disclosure of PHI for Treatment, Payment & Health Care Operations requires a PI to get separate patient authorization for the use of protected health information. The policy states: An authorization from the patient is required prior to using PHI for external case study presentations or in publications, or at grand rounds or other forums when attendees may include non-MCW employees/residents/students. Use of PHI in these instances is not considered health care operations.

In order to get images de-identified for education and training complete the De-Identification Request Form (image de-identification form) and enter Education & Training as the Study Name. Fill in today’s date as the start and end dates. Once the form has been completed we will contact you.