The process of generating a pseudo-anonymised ID

CO-CONNECT is researching a new capability in collaboration with data partners to provide data in a way that enables researchers to understand which data is from the same individual across different data partners – without compromising patient identity. 

For example, if successful, COVID-19 results from a test centre could then be linked to hospital records and pharmacies’ prescriptions. By developing methods to link these data, researchers can assess if patients with different existing health conditions are more or less susceptible to COVID-19, impacting healthcare treatments.     

This work continues to be researched and is not yet implemented or agreed between Data Partners.