Quick Summary: After defence and aviation, healthcare is probably the most regulated industry on the entire planet. Multiple laws and regulations at both federal and state-level govern all operations performed by healthcare providers, healthcare vendors, patients and their family members.
Among all, consent is one of the crucial pillars of healthcare data privacy laws. Healthcare providers are liable for asking for and managing the consent of the patients before delivering healthcare services.
Since it happens on a large level with every patient, healthcare providers generally struggle to first ask for consent and then manage it as per the applicable data privacy laws. What makes consent management more challenging is the ever-changing regulations of these federal and state-level healthcare laws.
Here is where a consent management platform comes into the picture. It completely digitizes the entire medical consent management workflow while ensuring zero errors and high data privacy & security standards.
What is a healthcare consent management platform?
The healthcare consent management platform deals with all types of patient consent in a digital format. It works as per the applicable data privacy laws and aids healthcare providers to take and manage patient consent in an online manner.
The best part of the patient consent management platform is that it keeps all given consents in a centralized location which makes it very easy for providers to anytime access it from anywhere.
The healthcare consent management platform exists in either a mobile app or web app or in both. It is equipped with all types of consent forms which providers can share online with patients and later save the digitally filled consent forms in the cloud.
How does a patient consent management platform work in both in-person and virtual care?
To understand its working methodology in the in-person care delivery model, let us give you an example of a patient named Jacob.
This is just one example of Jacob. When a hospital receives thousands of patients like Jacob, things become very complex for them to take consent and then manage it – if they are managing it on paper.
They can give wrong consent forms to patients, they can misplace those filled forms, and they can’t assure the privacy of those filled consent forms. Possibilities for mistakes are endless.
But when they are executing consent management workflow online, things happen pretty fast, with almost zero errors and while being compliant with applicable laws – all the time!
Let’s now understand its working in the virtual care delivery model with the example of Elina.
This way, a consent management tool integrated with a virtual care/telemedicine platform streamlines the entire consent form sharing, filling, storing and accessing workflow.
(Here, consent management tools and telemedicine platforms can also work separately, without integration. But in such a case, physicians have to operate two platforms simultaneously.)
Which are the top benefits of a medical consent management platform?
A medical consent management platform delivers value propositions to all stakeholders including providers, 3rd party vendors, patients and their family members. The following are its top benefits.
Why is a ready-made 3rd party consent management platform not the right option for you?
There are huge chances that you are planning to go for 3rd party readymade tools to streamline your consent management workflow.
If so, please hold on. Because there is something wrong with those 3rd party tools which restrict you from claiming high ROI and meeting your overall purpose.
The more rational idea here is to build your own tool dedicatedly for your needs and purposes.
Want to know why? Here are the top reasons to avoid 3rd party healthcare consent management platforms.
So, if you are really serious about consent, compliance and software ownership, go for custom development.
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