National standardisierter Broad Consent in der Praxis: erste Erfahrungen, aktuelle Entwicklungen und kritische Betrachtungen

Translated title of the contribution: Nationally standardized broad consent in practice: initial experiences, current developments, and critical assessment

Sven Zenker, Daniel Strech, Roland Jahns, Gabriele Müller, Fabian Prasser, Christoph Schickhardt, Georg Schmidt, Sebastian C. Semler, Eva Winkler, Johannes Drepper

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Abstract

Background: The digitalization in the healthcare sector promises a secondary use of patient data in the sense of a learning healthcare system. For this, the Medical Informatics Initiative’s (MII) Consent Working Group has created an ethical and legal basis with standardized consent documents. This paper describes the systematically monitored introduction of these documents at the MII sites. Methods: The monitoring of the introduction included regular online surveys, an in-depth analysis of the introduction processes at selected sites, and an assessment of the documents in use. In addition, inquiries and feedback from a large number of stakeholders were evaluated. Results: The online surveys showed that 27 of the 32 sites have gradually introduced the consent documents productively, with a current total of 173,289 consents. The analysis of the implementation procedures revealed heterogeneous organizational conditions at the sites. The requirements of various stakeholders were met by developing and providing supplementary versions of the consent documents and additional information materials. Discussion: The introduction of the MII consent documents at the university hospitals creates a uniform legal basis for the secondary use of patient data. However, the comprehensive implementation within the sites remains challenging. Therefore, minimum requirements for patient information and supplementary recommendations for best practice must be developed. The further development of the national legal framework for research will not render the participation and transparency mechanisms developed here obsolete.

Translated title of the contributionNationally standardized broad consent in practice: initial experiences, current developments, and critical assessment
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)637-647
Number of pages11
JournalBundesgesundheitsblatt - Gesundheitsforschung - Gesundheitsschutz
Volume67
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2024
Externally publishedYes

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