How CMS is Following VA’s Lead on Informed Consent

08/25/2017

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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