Cloud Healthcare Consent Management API
The Cloud Healthcare Consent Management API became generally available in March. It helps healthcare application developers and clinical researchers securely scale the management of individuals’ consent over the use of their health data and makes it easier to satisfy the requirements of privacy and consent frameworks.
The Consent Management API stores the consent information received from individuals, tracks what data is permitted for each use case, and helps applications utilize data only as directed by the individuals.
It can manage data stored in a user’s own schemas on Google Cloud, on-premises or with another cloud provider, provided the data can be described using a string. It leverages user data mappings to track the managed data without that data needing to be stored within the service itself.
Early adopters of the Consent Management API have used it to create personalized patient portals, securely integrate data into clinical workflows based on patient consent, and develop virtual clinical trials.