ONC to Develop Patient E-Consent Pilot

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT will be launching a patient e-consent pilot program to promote the establishment of health information exchanges, according to an ONC announcement posted in the Federal Business Opportunities.

The ONC believes patient e-consent could be the first step toward building trust and giving healthcare providers access to their health records, which would also promote the exchange of their health information. A potential vendor will be chosen to help develop patient education, evaluate feedback on patient choice and conduct project management and reporting. Any interested vendors must respond by April 29.

Read the ONC announcement about the patient e-consent pilot.

Read other coverage about patient consent in electronic exchanges:

- HHS Panel Urges Physicians to Explain Patients' Privacy Rights in Simple Language

Study Shows Patients Prefer Additional Informed Consent Before Sharing Medical Info

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