The Office of the Chief Privacy Officer (OCPO) within ONC proposes to award a contract to
a. Use innovative ways to
i. Educate and inform individuals of their option to give individual choice (e.g., automate informed consent process, patient-centered decision making process) in a clinical setting to share their health information electronically; and
ii. Ensure that individuals are knowledgeable participants in decisions about the sharing their electronic health information in a clinical environment.
b. Explore and evaluate ways of electronically obtaining and recording meaningful and informed choice from individuals in a clinical setting, regarding sharing their electronic health information.
The project is designed to help identify some innovative best practices in ensuring that any choices patients make with respect to sharing their health information are indeed, meaningful: i.e., patients are adequately educated about issues that are important to them, and that they understand the choices they make as well as the consequences of those choices.
From: ONC Health IT [mailto:onchealthit.@service.govdelivery.com]