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Research Article

A Protocol for the Secure Linking of Registries for HPV Surveillance

  • Khaled El Emam mail,

    kelemam@uottawa.ca

    Affiliations: Electronic Health Information Laboratory, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Paediatrics, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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  • Saeed Samet,

    Affiliation: Electronic Health Information Laboratory, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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  • Jun Hu,

    Affiliation: School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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  • Liam Peyton,

    Affiliation: School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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  • Craig Earle,

    Affiliation: Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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  • Gayatri C. Jayaraman,

    Affiliations: Public Health Agency of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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  • Tom Wong,

    Affiliations: Public Health Agency of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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  • Murat Kantarcioglu,

    Affiliation: Computer Science, University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States of America

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  • Fida Dankar,

    Affiliation: Electronic Health Information Laboratory, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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  • Aleksander Essex

    Affiliation: Electronic Health Information Laboratory, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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  • Published: July 02, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0039915

About the Authors

Khaled El Emam, Saeed Samet, Fida Dankar, Aleksander Essex
Electronic Health Information Laboratory, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Khaled El Emam
Paediatrics, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Jun Hu, Liam Peyton
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Craig Earle
Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Gayatri C. Jayaraman, Tom Wong
Public Health Agency of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Murat Kantarcioglu
Computer Science, University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States of America
Gayatri C. Jayaraman
Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Tom Wong
Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Corresponding Author

Email: kelemam@uottawa.ca

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: KEE SS JH LP CE TW GJ MK FD. Performed the experiments: KEE SS JH. Analyzed the data: KEE SS JH MK FD. Wrote the paper: KEE SS JH LP TW GJ CE MK FD AE.