Gartner Research

Help the Patient and Reduce Risk With Automated Informed Consent

Published: 11 February 2015

ID: G00274578

Analyst(s): Barry Runyon , Thomas J. Handler, M.D.


Clinicians are obligated to review the benefits, risks and alternatives to medical procedures beforehand, so the patient can make an informed decision to proceed or not. HDO CIOs, CMIOSs and risk managers should automate informed consent so that it better serves the needs of the patient and the HDO.

Table Of Contents


  • Some Recent History
  • When Is Informed Consent Required?
  • The Problem With Informed Consent
  • Improving the Process
  • Software Solutions
    • Conclusion

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