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Google Cloud makes Healthcare Consent Management API generally available
Google Cloud announced this week that its Healthcare Consent Management API, aimed at giving users a simple way to manage individuals’ consent over health data use, is now generally available.
The API was made available via Public Preview last fall. According to the tech giant, early adopters have used it to create personalized patient portals, securely integrate data into clinical workflows and develop virtual clinical trials.
“We’re pleased to add the Healthcare Consent Management API to our portfolio of solutions, and to support healthcare and life sciences professionals as healthcare data begins to span a variety of devices, scenarios, and locations,” wrote Google Cloud Healthcare and Life Sciences Product Manager Jameson Rogers in a blog post .
WHY IT MATTERS
Healthcare organizations have increasingly pivoted to virtual care and remote trials during the COVID-19 pandemic. The trend makes secure ways to manage patient consent increasingly important.
As Rogers explains, the API supports incorporation of digital health data into patient care and research while helping to satisfy privacy and consent frameworks.He offered a number of examples for the flow of consent and privacy information, including: Administrators within an organization configure a unique instance of the Healthcare Consent Management API with the privacy concepts […]