Google Cloud Launches New Healthcare Consent Management API (Application Programming Interface)

Google Cloud on March 9 made its new healthcare consent management application programming interface generally available for health tech developers and clinical researchers who work with patients’ health data. The Healthcare Consent Management API helps health data users more easily meet the requirements of existing and emergency privacy and consent frameworks while maintaining transparent incorporation of digital health data into patient care and research. The API can be used, for example, when providers, researchers or their applications need to determine whether data can be accessed for a particular purpose. They can send a query to the API, which quickly determines if there is valid consent record permitting access.