The de-identification settings in the Fields and Data Types tabs can be saved and reused. Cloak loads the last used de-id rules file when the program is opened. The default de-id rules will be used the first time, it contains the fields and data types that cover the 18 HIPAA identifiers that must be de-identified.
These are the HL7 messages you load in Cloak for de-identification.
New – Start a new de-identification process.
Default De-Id Rules – Replace the existing de-identification rules with the default de-identification rules that covers the HIPAA privacy rule.
De-Id Rules – Browse to and open an existing de-id rules file
Messages – Browse to and open log file to de-identify. Alternative: messages can also be extracted from a database or a Connector (click on the Database tab and select a Data Source)
Save De-Id Rules – Save the current de-id rules
Save De-Id Rules as… – Save a rules file for reuse
Configure Cloak WebService – Configure the Cloak WebService stand-alone application (contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information)
De-identify – After review, de-identify an open log file