Google Launched Healthcare Consent Management API

The API gives healthcare application developers an easy means to manage individuals’ consent of their health data.

Recently, Google launched the Cloud Healthcare Consent Management API to Public Preview. The API gives healthcare application developers a simple way to manage individuals’ consent of their health data.
 
Google said that the Healthcare Consent Management API makes it easier to satisfy the needs of existing and emerging privacy and consent frameworks while supporting the transparent and responsible incorporation of digital health data into patient care and research.
 
 
Source: Google
 
"many people want to contribute to medical research or take advantage of new virtual care models, but they want assurances about how and by whom their information is accessed. Google Cloud’s Healthcare Consent Management API can simplify this technologically complex process," said John Wilbanks, Chief Commons Officer at Sage Bionetworks.
 
Google said that the API helps developers to provide tools that empower patients to better track, modify, and revoke consent around the use of their data. And, as a part of the Google Cloud Healthcare service, the API supports HIPAA compliance, and data managed via its use is overseen by healthcare providers, application developers, and researchers under agreements between these organizations and their users.


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