Consumer Consent Options for Electronic Health Information Exchange: Policy Considerations and Analysis


Key Questions: What are the model types of consent patients can give? Why is consent important? What is the legal framework surrounding consent?

This whitepaper is intended both to frame and describe some of the major policy, legal, cultural, practical, and other challenges associated with selecting consent models for electronic exchange, and also to serve as a decision aid for policy makers and stakeholders alike.


  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Consent Models: Definition and Discussion
  • Granularity and Choice
  • U.S. and International Experiences
  • Analysis of Choice Models
  • Legal Framework
  • Impact of Models
  • Methods of Policy Implementation
  • Recommendations / Conclusions
  • Appendix A
  • Appendix B
  • Appendix C

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