There are lots of things we learnt about the practical application of using electronic consent during our pilot project.
Below is some advice and tips, based on what we found was the best way of setting up, running online discussions and interacting with patients’ online to complete an electronic consent form.
Practical advice and tips for using Electronic Consent
1. Practice makes perfect
Prepare or prepare to fail, during our pilot project we came across an array of practical challenges and through a trial and error approach of practicing online consenting sessions with our patient and public involvement group we were able to develop a patient friendly method of using this system.
To find out more about the key challenges and knowledge gained to develop our patient friendly approach to electronic consent, click on the picture to the left.
2. Make the most of the technology
Within our pilot project we found that the online video platforms we used, enabled us to be more creative with our approach to educating patient and possibly improving informed consent, it also allowed us to see the potential benefits of using this system in the future to increase patient support and research accessibility during the initial stages of a study.
To find out more about how we utilised this technology, and to see some of the potential benefits to patients click on the picture to the right.
3. Have a plan B C and D !
Technology can be a wonderful thing until it’s not, we came across a lot of software and online challenges within our electronic consent pilot project and additionally came up with practical solutions to reduce these issues.
To hear more about these experiences, and what we did to overcome some of these challenges click on the picture to the left