Face2Gene uses advanced technologies to protect patient information.
- All patient photos are converted into a de-identified digital description of the face. This de-identified facial data is used for the Face2Gene analysis while the original photo is considered personal health information (PHI).
- All PHI, including the photos, are encrypted and saved on separate disk volume, accessible only to you and other healthcare providers while you actively approve.
See Data Sharing Policy for more details.
- Only de-identified data are analyzed and incorporated into the Face2Gene learning database.
- Compliant with HIPAA and European Union (EU) data privacy rules and standards, including General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
- Since all PHI are stored securely and available only to the clinician or clinical team, existing photo consent is sufficient for use of the Face2Gene software. If a user would like to utilize Face2Gene to share securely with colleagues for clinical consultation or collaboration, additional consent may be required. You can utilize our model consent if desired.