23andMe's CEO Anne Wojcicki announced on 26 July that 23andMe is working with drug maker GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) to develop new drugs and treatments using the genetic data the company has on file. Read more
Corporation suggests changes are response to Cambridge Analytica scandal, with EU set to toughen data protection rules in May. To the full article
On 22 February at 7pm, consentris CEO Professor Hoppe will speak about the future of consent at 12min.MED (Transformationswerk Hannover) (in German). Thema: "Fragen kostet nichts? Die Informierte Einwilligung gestern, heute und morgen..." Abstract: Ärzte [...]
Cluster randomised trials are an increasingly important methodological tool in health research but they present challenges to the informed consent requirement. In the relatively limited literature on the ethics of cluster research there is not [...]
The predominant view is that a study using health data is observational research and should require individual consent unless it can be shown that gaining consent is impractical. But recent arguments have been made that [...]
Herein, we describe the characterization of a Digital Consent (DC) System to support current ethical-legal issues associated with challenges posed by informed consent for genomic research. A potential solution to support ongoing interaction with patients [...]
Putting the “Informed” in the informed consent process for implantable cardioverter-defibrillators: Addressing the needs of the elderly patient.
Implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) management complexities challenge the ethos of fully informed consent, particularly for the typically multi-morbid elderly patient considering the device for primary prevention. The Heart Rhythm Society recommends providers include discussion on [...]
Broad Consent for Research on Biospecimens: The Views of Actual Donors at Four U.S. Medical Centers.
Commentators are concerned that broad consent may not provide biospecimen donors with sufficient information regarding possible future research uses of their tissue. We surveyed with interviews 302 cancer patients who had recently provided broad consent [...]
As of September, Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust successfully digitised the National Flu Immunisation (consent) process for schools in the area. To the full article
Inpatient diagnosis-related malpractice payments are common and more often associated with disability and death than other claim types, a recent study shows. Research focused on understanding and mitigating diagnostic errors in hospital settings is necessary.