Consent2Share is an open source software application that allows patients to determine, through an online consent process, which health information they would like to share and not share with their primary and specialty health care providers.
- Developed to meet the need for patients to have meaningful choices to share their protected behavioral healthcare information
- Integrates with existing electronic health record (EHR) and health information exchange (HIE) systems using interoperability standards
- Supports federal and state requirements related to protected health information, such as 42 CFR Part 2
- Puts control of health information exchange in the hands the person who has the right to decide who has access to his or her data: the patient
- Compliant with DS4P, 508, HL7, and IHE Standards
- Complies with HIPAA and 42 CFR Part 2
- Open Source Platform
- Web-Based User Interface
- Modular Architecture Design
- Access on Smart Devices, Tablets, and Desktop
- SAMHSA-Sponsored Product
Federal and state laws regarding sensitive health information have created the need to segment data, capture patient consent, and enforce patient preferences. States, counties, and private healthcare entities are moving toward interoperability and electronic health information exchange. They must ensure that patient data is shared in compliance with federal and state confidentiality laws, including 42 CFR Part 2. Patients have the right to control which portions of their healthcare information is shared (or withheld) within an exchange environment.
The Consent2Share Solution
The Consent2Share application gives patients the ability to share (or not share) their protected health information and to decide with whom to share (or not share) the information. Consent2Share enables electronic implementation of sensitive health information disclosure policies by applying the information-sharing rules needed to constrain the disclosure of sensitive data according to the preferences of the patient.
The patient controls how his or her sensitive health data will be shared by selecting categories to segment in the Consolidated-Clinical Document Architecture (C-CDA) Release 2 Continuity of Care Document (CCD).