Professor Aaron Smith of the University of Ottawa, working with the CHEO Research Institute, will develop software to generate synthetic electronic health records (EHR) that have similar statistical properties to real EHR while preserving patient privacy.

The ability to share patient data without compromising patient privacy will allow more researchers to search for medically and COVID relevant insights and broad-based sharing will allow researchers to check their ideas about fighting COVID with both greater speed and accuracy.

The final result of this project will be a software package that can generate synthetic electronic health records using minimal computational resources for moderately sized datasets.

Industry Partner(s):CHEO Foundation

Academic Institution:University of Ottawa

Academic Researcher: Smith, Aaron

Focus Areas: COVID-19

Platforms: GPU, Parallel CPU