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BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making

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Managing protected health information in distributed research network environments: automated review to facilitate collaboration

  • Christine E Bredfeldt1Email author,
  • Amy Butani2,
  • Sandhyasree Padmanabhan3,
  • Paul Hitz4 and
  • Roy Pardee5
BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making201313:39

Received: 7 December 2012

Accepted: 14 March 2013

Published: 22 March 2013

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Original Submission
7 Dec 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
19 Jan 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Conrade Carl JAFFE
12 Feb 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Anthony Solomonides
11 Mar 2013 Author responded Author comments - Christine Bredfeldt
Resubmission - Version 2
11 Mar 2013 Submitted Manuscript version 2
14 Mar 2013 Editorially accepted
22 Mar 2013 Article published 10.1186/1472-6947-13-39

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Authors’ Affiliations

Mid-Atlantic Permanente Research Institute, Kaiser Permanente in the Mid-Atlantic States
HealthPartners Institute for Education and Research
C-V Sight
Essentia Institute of Rural Health
Group Health Research Institute