In the context of the Pharaon project, AGE Platform Europe is involved in the organisation of a kick-off meeting for a CEN (European Committee for Standardization) Workshop Agreement on 'Digital health innovations – Good practice guide for obtaining user consent for personal health information'.
The Workshop participation will be open to all interested parties. Interested parties can submit comments on the draft Project Plan via the 'Commenting form' available on the CEN-CENELEC website until 15th July 2022 and to register to the workshop by sending an email to the workshop secretary Ms Madlen SCHMUDDE.
The planned CEN Workshop Agreement (CWA) will define a guideline for obtaining the most suitable consent for the use of digital health innovations. The guideline will describe which aspects should be considered when asking for consent. It will also cover the usability of a consent form especially regarding the patient-friendly presentation of informed consent choices. Another aspect of this CWA will focus on how to handle the subject’s access requests or withdrawal during a pilot evaluation. The CWA is of particular use for research and innovation (R&I) and is also of interest for market participants outside of R&I projects as to consider the different topics that consent is needed for.
The motivation for this Workshop came from multiple European research projects and large-scale pilots including Pharaon that found that they were all needing to identify the most suitable lawful basis for collecting and processing personal health data for the development, deployment, testing and evaluation of digital health innovations. This CWA aims to combine the experience of various R&I projects regarding this topic in a best practice guide on how to obtain user consent for personal health information.
See the draft project plan
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