The Office of the National Coordinator awarded a contract to App Design Inc. located in Itasca Illinois to work with ONC’s E-Consent Trial pilot project. The program is in place to find an effective, efficient, and innovative way to help patients understand their choices regarding privacy issues.
Patients today need to know when and how their healthcare provider can share their health information electronically. They also need to know what rules apply when sharing the information with a health information exchange organization.
The App Design project team will develop and pilot innovative ways to electronically implement existing patient choice polices while improving the business processes for healthcare providers. The formal launch for the E-Consent Trial project will take place this month.
Go to http://healthit.hhs.gov/pdf/E-Consent%20Trial%20statement%20of%20work.pdf to view the Statement of Work.