San Francisco startup Syntegra is applying its synthetic data engine to the NIH’s National COVID Cohort Collaborative (N3C), with the goal of broadening access to the largest set of COVID-19 patient records for researchers without compromising the privacy of patients who contributed the data. [ipopba/Getty Images]
Syntegra uses machine learning to create validated “synthetic data”—replicas of healthcare data that are designed to precisely duplicate its statistical properties, with patient privacy protected by removing all links to the original . . .