How CMS is Following VA’s Lead on Informed Consent


Healthcare Informatics (August 25, 2017)

Is the CMS “Quality of Informed Consent Documents” measure an earthshaking, new requirement or is it simply a restatement of the process that exists today in all VA Medical Centers?

That notion is explored in a new Healthcare Informatics article by Aaron Fink, MD. Dr. Fink examines the analysis that lead to the VA’s Electronic Support for Patient Decisions (ESPD) Initiative – implementation of the iMedConsent Solution. Significantly, this article cites the reduction in tort claims for inadequate informed consent that that VA pursued with an automated approach to informed consent.

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