Before any sharing of health information can take place within a Health Information Exchange (HIE), patients must give their consent. Electronic Patient Consent (eConsent) allows providers and authorized staff to update patient consent online using NwHIN standards. In order to inform patients of the their consent status, encourage patients to give their consent, and drive the consent process, RHIOnet’s Electronic Patient Consent module provides the display and update of consent status at the point of care.
How it works:
RHIOnet’s eConsent is easily integrated with its eligibility and plan benefits inquiry or other administrative processes. This feature allows patients to be identified in the health information exchange or hospital database and associate health records with patient consent decisions. An electronic signature pad allows patients to “sign” the form electronically. Electronic Consent can also be captured via tablet allowing for more options such as online educational material or a survey to capture patient feedback. The system can then provide the patient a printed copy of the signed form, and an electronic copy will be stored in the HIE or the EHR/EMR for review and later retrieval.
Although e-consent is integrated into RHIOnet, Electronic Consent can be delivered as a standalone module to an existing health information system. Consent decisions and signatures can be exchanged via secure messages using NwHIN standards allowing the HIE to be the single source of truth for patient consent status.
View our video on how electronic patient consent and our educational story engine are paired to gather an informed patient consent decision and provide Meaningful eConsent Education to Maximize HIE Success.