Supporting Decisions

Privacy Impact Assessment publishes methods
to identify the best architecture for the BIRO project

by Concetta Tania Di Iorio, 21 September 2009 Tags: projects.

Concetta Tania Di Iorio has published the method of Privacy Impact Assessment as a first author. The full paper has been released by the Journal of Medical Ethics, a journal ofthe BMJ series. In this article, listing as authors all members of the BIRO team that allowed ranking the different candidate architectures of the system, Tania presents a detailed overview of the different steps involved in the process, including a comprehensive description of the literature review, how ranking tools were constructed - from the data flow to the definition of the questionnaire items - and the Delphi selection process. A detailed privacy analysis is included in the discussion, leading to the conclusions that explain how the BIRO system fulfills the scope of the project while achieving the best tradeoff between complexity, information content and privacy protection, in compliance with the EU Data Protective and national legislation. Stay tuned for the complete report!

Statistical Engine boosts the BIRO collaboration
to deliver diabetes reports from EU countries

by Fabrizio Carinci, 4 September 2009 Tags: projects.

Fabrizio Carinci and Luca Rossi have delivered a new version of the Statistical Engine to be distributed to EUBIROD partners in preparation of the 1st EUBIROD Technical Meeting, to be held in Rome in November this year. The new release solves major issues posed at the Kuwait Meeting, particularly in the loading of export datasets, and improves outputs included in a revised web report for the web portal. The new software will be immediately integrated in the BIRO Box and submitted to EUBIROD partners to test the construction of the first Diabetes BIRO Report based on the aggregation of local data from more than 20 Countries. An important aspect of next meeting will be the participation of IDF as a formal associated partner of the EUBIROD Consortium, an opportunity that will allow to discuss the possible use of the engine on a global scale. The first results of this new exciting round of statistical analysis are expected at the end of year 2009. More details available at the EUBIROD website.

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