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One of the key elements to maximizing electronic health care transactions is determining how patients will provide their consents electronically. Stiking the correct balance between ensuring patient understanding and ability to effectively express their consent while making it financially and operationally viable for health care providers and payers to use the electronic consent process is a challenging but critical process.
ONC’s Office of the Chief Privacy Officer recently awarded a contract to APP Design, Inc. to find an efficient, effective, and creative way to help patients better understand their choices about whether and when their health care provider can share their health information electronically, including sharing it with a health information exchange organization. The project team will design, develop, and pilot innovative ways to electronically carry out existing patient choice policies, while improving business processes for health care providers. To learn more about the E-Consent Trial project, please see the Statement of Work. ONC’s formal launch of the E-Consent Trial Project will be in October.