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The CARIN UX Guide is based on the principles laid out in the CARIN Code of Conduct, a document that lays out best practices for privacy, safety, patient education, and engagement.
Fremont, CA: Arcweb Technologies, a digital transformation agency that specializes in the healthcare industry, has partnered with the CARIN Alliance, a bipartisan collaborative working to advance the consumer-directed exchange of health information, to create the CARIN UX Guide, an open-source resource for consumer app developers that provides guidance for creating digital experiences that empower patients to make informed decisions about their healthcare data.
The CARIN UX Guide was created to help app developers communicate their data policies to consumers to ensure informed consent. The guide provides an overview of the CARIN Code of Conduct's guiding principles and demonstrates how to communicate adherence through effective user experience (UX). It also includes a Voice and Style Guide that helps app developers transform lengthy and technical privacy policies into digestible and sleek UX so that users feel empowered when sharing their data.
"Creating digital experiences that effectively communicate how patient data will be used and stored is a long-running challenge in healthcare. Increasingly, it's becoming a business challenge as well," said Chris Cera, CEO of Arcweb Technologies. "Building the CARIN UX Guide was an opportunity to put our design experience to work to move the industry forward and to enable the next wave of consumer healthcare applications."
In addition to the CARIN UX Guide, the guide includes an example application designed by Arcweb Technologies that showcases a variety of common consumer healthcare UX needs while embodying the ideals and best practices outlined in the guide. The design files and assets of the example application are open sources and available for download, giving consumer app developers a helpful reference or jumping-off point when designing their applications.
"We were excited to work with Arcweb Technologies to create the CARIN UX Guide and provide information on how app developers can adhere to CARIN's industry-adopted, industry-built best practices for disclosure and transparency," said David Lee of the CARIN Alliance.