Up at 5AM: The 5AM Solutions Blog

Suspense! Consent Management in an Emergency

Posted on Wed, Jun 11, 2014 @ 06:18 PM

Imagine the worst: you’ve been shot, and your chances of survival are dismally slim. It goes without saying that when rushed to the ER, you’re unconscious. 

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Tags: EHR, electronic health records, health IT, EMR, informed consent, consent, clinical trials

2012 Commons Congress: "Building Better Models of Disease Together"

Posted on Thu, Apr 12, 2012 @ 06:00 AM

5AM is thrilled to be playing a part in the upcoming 2012 Sage Bionetworks Commons Congress in San Francisco, April 20-21. The aim of the Congress is to positively impact the pace at which medical research operates. 5AM was founded with similar goals, principles, and themes, so our participation in the Congress is natural – to speed the path of discovery in disease and treatment of patients requires knowledge, assessment, sharing, and visualization of lots of data, and we believe that software’s a great way to do that. We were happy to work with John Wilbanks (one of Sage’s Directors and a Fellow of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation) on a project that will be unveiled at this year’s Congress: Portable Legal Consent.

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Tags: informed consent, bioinformatics, sage bionetworks commons congress, portable legal consent, pace of progress

A History of Henrietta Lacks and the Evolving Nature of Consent

Posted on Thu, Mar 29, 2012 @ 06:00 AM

“The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” is certainly not a new book—it became a celebrated best seller almost immediately after it was published in early 2010.

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Tags: informed consent, Rebecca Skloot, Weinberg Center, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, HeLa cells, HeLa


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