July 6, 2010 – The HIT Policy Committee’s Privacy and Security Tiger Team heard from consumers and vendors June 29 in Washington during the hearing addressing technology that enables consumers to choose whether or not to share their health information.

Robert Shelton, CEO at Private Access Inc. in Irvine, Calif., explained an emerging product to let a patient choose which family members, physicians, researchers and others could see personal health information. Health Data Management shared this news in their article, “Testimony: Put Disclosure in Patient Hands”.  Private Access has worked on its consent management system for more than three years.

“To date, we have written more than 600,000 lines of code, addressed a number of important issues from the ease of the graphical user interface, to the adequacy of legal disclosures in obtaining informed consent, the latency of response time by the rules engine, and the ontology on which privacy directives should be based…”

Informed consent is serious business. A good foundation is needed to make sure they get this right.

Melody K. Smith

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