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San Diego Health Connect Takes a Big LEAP Over the Barrier of Consent Management

How can we improve the ability of patient to convey their preferences regarding access to and use of their electronic medical record information? San Diego Health Connect – a recipient of an ONC Leading Edge Acceleration Projects in Health IT (LEAP) program award – developed a scalable consent framework for electronic health records to help answer this question. Their work focused on how to use Health Level Seven (HL7®) Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR®)-based application programming interfaces (APIs) to allow patients to electronically document and share their consent preferences to streamline availability of information relevant to their care.


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