UPK Link

 The only site-specific de-identification system that also allows aggregation

Key Features


No party shares protected health information (PHI) with any other party, nor with UPK


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How it works


Our powerful HIPAA-compliant de-identification system lets you combine data from different sources without compromising patient confidentiality

HIPAA certified

Certified Compliant

UPK Link software for converting patient tokens to allow joining data sets without sharing PHI is certified to be compliant with all HIPAA regulations.

Our HIPAA compliance certification is always available upon request.

If you would like a copy of our certification, please send a request to our Compliance Officer at compliance@universalpatientkey.com

Rapidly build your longitudinal patient data set


UPK’s de-identification engines replace PHI in any healthcare database with site-specific tokens, allowing you to link records across sources WITHOUT sharing or exposing PHI.

External RWE data sets

UPK patient tokens are already inside multiple RWE data sets, and we are adding more all the time!

Internal data sets

Add UPK patient tokens to your proprietary data (e.g. registries, clinical trials, patient websites, etc)

Commercial data sets

Ability to add tokens to social media, credit bureau, and other data sets

Case Study

One of the most popular consumer-focused healthcare websites, whose goal is to connect everyone with the best care possible, uses the UPK Core and Link solutions to in-source (license) data from 7+ data sources to create a Big Healthcare Database.

This database of Real World Evidence (RWE) contains over 5 billion healthcare transactions with information on nearly 190 million Americans and delivers insights on the quality and cost of care provided by over 850 thousand doctors on nearly one thousand conditions, procedures, and specialties.

The UPK Core and Link Engines together enable the collection and merging of de-identified patient-level data in a HIPAA compliant manner.

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