Privacy Analytics Names Dan Pham Vice President of Engineering

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Dan Pham has joined Privacy Analytics' management team as Vice President of Engineering

Privacy Analytics (http://www.privacy-analytics.com) - the leading provider of software that safeguards and enables personal health data for secondary purposes - announced today that Dan Pham has joined its management team as Vice President of Engineering.

Pham is leading the software development and quality assurance teams responsible for the design and continuous quality improvement of Privacy Analytics’ suite of data de-identification products. He oversees all product development activities, documentation to support effective product implementation and coordination with sales, marketing and deployment teams. His team will also supervise the software support function, which includes telephone and email, along with FAQ’s and the product support site.

“Dan’s deep expertise in software engineering and development, particularly in the health care and Internet security industries, will be a strong asset for us as we continue to lead the way in developing the industry’s only software products based on a proven de-identification methodology consistent with HIPAA standards,” said Khaled El Emam, Founder and CEO of Privacy Analytics. “The ability to safely and responsibly de-identify patient health data so that it can be accessed and used for important research and analysis is the key to solving some of healthcare greatest challenges. Under Dan’s leadership, our software is helping to make this happen.”

Pham has 17 years of experience in software engineering projects that led to customer deployments in North America, Europe, and Australia. He has a proven track record for delivering complex multi-million dollar projects on time and on budget, and has extensive experience in designing, implementing and adapting software development processes and best practices.

“This is an incredibly exciting and important time to be joining Privacy Analytics,” said Pham. “With several new products in the pipeline for 2015, my team is working hard to ensure we bring these products to market on schedule in order to meet the industry’s increasing demand to access and share health care data for secondary use.”

Pham has held leadership, product management and engineering roles at Nuance Communications, Stelvio Inc., Zero Knowledge Systems and Nortel Networks. He holds an MBA from Concordia University.

Privacy Analytics’ software safeguards data, de-identifies it and enables it to be used for analysis. The software automates this process by setting re-identification risk thresholds based on the situational and intended use of the shared data in accordance with HIPAA and other regulatory requirements. The de-identified data can be used for secondary purposes, such as research, quality and safety improvement, public health, payment, certification or accreditation, software testing and other business applications.

Privacy Analytics' customers represent half of Fortune 50 healthcare companies, as well as leading academic and research organizations, such as The Center for Clinical Excellence at Mount Sinai in New York City and the Better Outcomes Registry and Network (BORN) Registry in the province of Ontario.

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