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Personal Privacy
genetics

Geisinger is thoroughly committed to ensuring the privacy and security of all patient data. We have developed multi-faceted security measures to safeguard all personal and medical information.

All data is maintained in our MyCode secure repository. All information that could identify an individual is removed from each participant's samples and medical records. Samples and associated medical records are assigned a randomly selected identification number before being shared with researchers.

To maintain confidentiality of patient data, the code linking the research numbers and the electronic health records are kept in password-protected files. Only Geisinger can link genetic sequencing results to an individual patient.