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Slide Presentation from the AHRQ 2007 Annual Conference

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Challenges/Solutions (continued)

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  • Challenge: Obtaining and Managing Patient Consent
    • Broad variation in the requirements for obtaining and managing patient consent and authorization for information disclosures
  • Solution: 8 states are working on reducing variation related to consent management
    • Standardize patient consent process
    • Harmonize consent language that addresses opt-in/opt-out issues across the state
    • Implement consent management process; develop use cases that drive HIE transactions
    • Create guiding principles for consent that can be used to update state law
    • Model consent forms

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