For medical providers, hospitals, health information exchanges, state agencies, and digital health companies, ConsentGrid™ streamlines medical data exchange and enhance interoperability with automated privacy tools. ConsentGrid™ enhances an organization’s transparency, empowers patients with control, and improves their engagement and trust.
Sensitive medical data
Some medical information is more sensitive than others and requires additional care beyond HIPAA:
- Substance use disorder data
- Mental and behavioral health data
- Genetic information
- Sexually transmitted diseases
- Reproductive health data
- HIV/AIDS data
Many healthcare organizations are limited to a share ‘All or No Data’ approach. ConsentGrid™ classifies data to different privacy categories at the field or record level and applies data exchange policies and granular consent choices during data exchange.
Substance use disorder (SUD) data
SUD data are treated separately due to the federal law 42 CFR Part 2 which requires granular and explicit consent from patients before any data can be exchanged.This is an important obstacle when fast and efficient data exchange is critical for the individual and public health. While this law aims to protect the patient, it also creates a major challenge for coordinating care and social services.
ConsentGrid™ was designed with 42 CFR Part 2 restrictions in mind. It helps protect privacy and empower the patient while supporting organizations to implement innovative tools and implement efficient data exchange.
Informed consent is an integral part of subject recruitment and research activities for clinical trials. ConsentGrid™ can help clinical research organizations reach out to potential study participants, capture informed consent, manage and revise consent for ongoing and future research efforts. ConsentGrid™ offers automated consent integration, data anonymization and pseudonymization for data sharing, analytics, and reporting.
Social Determinants of Health
ConsentGrid™ helps integrating social determinants of health information into medical data with privacy controls. It gives medical providers a holistic view of factors impacting patient health.
SDoH (income, neighborhood, education, access to healthy food, transportation, etc.) are critical variables describing an individual’s social and physical environment. Since SDoHs impact health outcomes, they need to be considered for clinical decision-making and care coordination.
SDoH and data privacy are closely related:
- Vulnerable populations where SDoHs matter most are also at increased risk for discrimination. Their position in a society (homelessness) or medical conditions (mental health) can prevent them from seeking critical care.
- Data privacy is becoming a SDoH. Large amounts of consumer data are used to create profiles, which then are used to target individuals with customized pricing, advertisements, or opportunities that impact the individual’s choices.