Philter

Philter performs de-identification and anonymization of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and Protected Health Information (PHI) in text in motion.

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Capabilities of Philter

  • De-identification. Philter uses natural language processing to identify and remove protected health information from text. This is often referred to as the Safe Harbor Method.
  • Anonymization. Philter can replace PII and PHI with similar but random values. For example, names are replaced with random names and phone numbers with random phone numbers. With consistent anonymization your documents can remain useful for other applications and uses by not losing meaning.
  • Configurable sensitivity level to control Philter’s detection and removal.
  • Integration with the Filter Profile Registry to provide access to flexible filtering configuration.

How Philter Works

Philter uses a multi-phased approach to perform de-identification and anonymization PII and PHI. Philter analyzes the text it receives for PII and PHI. Some information is recognizable through patterns, such as social security numbers and phone numbers. Detecting other types of PHI is more complex because it does not follow patterns. Information such as patient names are identified through trained neural network models created specifically to detect these types of information.

Please note that model-based detection is not an exact science and Philter’s accuracy and performance should be evaluated against your data prior to a production deployment. Adjusting Philter’s configured sensitivity can have a significant impact on the accuracy.

Working in Conjunction with Phinder

Phinder and Philter are complementary applications to manage protected health information. Philter identifies and removes PHI from text in motion, such as streaming text. Phinder analyzes your data lake to locate PHI in data at rest.

Compare Editions

 Standard EditionEnterprise Edition
Customizable PHI and PII Filtering Yes Yes
Anonymization via Random Value Replacement Yes Yes
REST API Yes Yes
Apache Kafka Integration Yes
Apache NiFi Integration Yes
Apache Pulsar Integration Yes
SupportLimited Email SupportPriority Email Support
AvailabilityAWS Marketplace
Azure Marketplace
Direct Download
Docker Image
AWS AMI
Azure VHD
Cost$0.50 / hourContact Us

The Standard Edition’s $0.50 / hour is billed through your cloud provider.

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 Launch Philter Standard Edition in your cloud.
Contact us to launch Philter Enterprise Edition.