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Clinical Center News
Fall 2021

Clinical Center informed consent process goes digital

iMedConsent™ is the new tool that will standardize the capture of electronic signature

A new way to electronically sign consents is now available at the Clinical Center. The system is called iMedConsent™ and it can be used while patients are onsite at the hospital or remotely.

The process of informed consent occurs when communication between a patient and a medical provider results in the patient agreeing to undergo a specific medical intervention. Obtaining informed consent requires a thorough, thoughtful and detailed process. The ease and convenience of using the Clinical Center's new consenting tool will transform and standardize the capture of electronic signatures.

Additionally, this new system will help streamline the documentation and filing of consents and will help ensure patient safety within the Clinical Center.

NIH care teams will work with patients to see if they prefer to communicate by text message or email. Regardless of the type of mobile device patients have, the process will be the same.

"We remain committed to a thorough, thoughtful and detailed consenting process. The iMedConsent application will help streamline documentation and filing after the important conversations are completed," said Tricia Coffey, chief of the Clinical Center Health Information Management Department.

For more information watch the video or visit www.cris.cc.nih.gov (Staff Only).

If you have questions, email CC-HIMDiMedSupport@mail.nih.gov.

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