Who can see your viewing activity?
Is it possible to get a list of medical record numbers which correspond to those 98 patients?
Once you have IRB approval you can request the MRN
At my prior institution there was a mechanism called RPR, or Review Preparatory to Research, which was a quick and informal request which would allow test searching similar to this but would allow access to patient records in order to check the accuracy of the query. And the process was much quicker, simpler than formal IRB. Do any mechanisms like that exist here?