The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology awarded APP Design, an Itasca, Ill.-based software developer, a contract worth more than $1.2 million to design, develop and pilot the electronic implementation of existing patient healthcare choice policies and improve healthcare provider business processes.
ONC awards contract for e-consent project
The contract was issued through the ONC's Office of the Chief Privacy Officer. Project goals include automating an informed consent process and ensuring "that individuals are knowledgeable participants in decisions about the sharing (of) their electronic health information in a clinical environment," according to a statement of work issued by HHS (PDF).
The project, which is being called the e-consent trial, is expected to take 84 weeks to complete.
APP Design is an 11-year-old company specializing in the integration of disparate systems, according to the company's website.
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