Epic Consenting

About

Consents may be obtained and documented through PennChart. This is best for studies where the patients are going to be seen in person for a consent visit. The consent document can be built into PennChart and signed off on a tablet. This is then stored as part of the patients EMR record. The consents need to be built by the PennChart research team. Please contact if you are interested.  

Benefits 

  • Consent and other source documents all in one place  

  • Part of regular EMR workflows  

Access 

It is required that users of this method have PennChart access and have their studies in PennChart.  

Epic / PennChart consent and Part 11 compliance

Epic has released a white paper that describes how their system functionality can meet part 11 compliance. At this time, PennChart is not considered part 11 compliant at Penn