Consent Vault

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A Better Approach to Informed Consent and Patient Rights

Providing Integrity, Traceability, and Consent Verification

Flexible for your needs

Fully customizable Forms, Processes and Templates for your informed and medical consent needs

Patient Focused

Provide for greater patient compliance, awareness, and control. Patients are able to easily opt in or opt out.

Improved Compliance And Reduced Liability

Compliance with emerging data privacy legislation, regulation, and privacy/data control rights. Risk reduction for providers of data and tissue

Intelligent Search Capability

Users are able to store, retrieve, audit and intelligently search for varying levels of consented data in our secure cloud based system.

Consent Vault Mission

Disrupting Consent

Consent Vault’s mission is to develop a patient and provider cloud service that transforms the consent process and enhances the engagement, quality and understanding of the patient-provider relationship elevating patient control and approval of the use of their health data.

 Patients may not have been informed properly or understood and acknowledged that their medical and/or genomic data may be sold or monetized. Patients traditionally consent to tests and procedures without the knowledge that their medical providers may be selling their data to third parties for a variety of uses including research, product and service development, and other commercial purposes.


Consent Vault has filed for patent protection on the manner it incorporates proprietary mechanisms and processes, including Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Natural Language Processing (NLP), to store and parse patient health and identity information related to informed consent and HIPAA authorization.

Consent Vault Is the Solution

Get Informed Consent Right

“Because data sharing and data mining will only continue to grow across the health care industry, providers and vendors must understand when and how they can share personal health information, including monetization opportunities, and when they must obtain the patient’s express authorization.” Health Care Law Today, Foley & Lardner, 4/2018

Why Consent Vault?

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was passed in 1996 to establish strict standards in order to protect patient rights including identities, health conditions, and other person related data. However, advancements in technology and molecular level artificial intelligence methods allow for reverse engineering of HIPAA protected data. Today’s DNA sequencing capability and information technology are sophisticated and advancing at a rapid rate in such a way that this technology can identify when and where a person had a diagnosis, medical procedure, and even who a person is based on geneological triangulation. Consequently, patient privacy is at greater risk and can no longer be guaranteed.

Easy Access

Provide easy access to documented, accessible evidence for patient consent to acquire and use their data and information

Facilitate Research and Development

Facilitate access to certified data for research, product development and healthcare innovation. Ability to Search and Identify Patients willing to enroll in clinical studies.

"Clean Data" Validation

Present a mechanism to support the validation and use of ‘clean data’ that has been fully consented by the patient

Ease of Use

Allows patients to update the consent process, with access control through ability to opt in or opt out

Data Is Presented in a Modern Dashboard

Offers providers a modern dashboard format to affirm varying levels of patient consent

Minimizes Liability

Minimizes liability risk associated with litigation and regulatory compliance targeted at data monetization and re-identification concerns

Stay on the Edge of Medical Consent Technology

Consent Vault provides a state-of-the-art cloud-based approach to modernizing consent to appropriately govern patient agreement to use of their personal health information (PHI), medical data, genomic information, and body specimens (blood, biopsy, etc.) independent of health information systems.

Joni H. Pierce, MBA — Founder & COO
 The velocity of data generation is enormous and those who harness the
power of data to enable innovation are the future winners but that data must
be legally and transparently permissioned and consented and that’s where
Consent Vault makes the entire process seamless.
 Healthcare data assets are key inputs to drive future innovation in
precision medicine but those data assets must be voluntarily consented which
is the genesis for Consent Vault.
Healthcare data enables exciting and innovating medicine of the future
and ESG is mission critical to ensure that data is obtained and governed in
an ethical and transparent way. Consent Vault is at the center of enabling
The healthcare data consent process is ripe for disruption and Consent
Vault has designed a forward thinking solution that enables patients,
providers and third parties a simple and easy way to manage multi-purpose

Industry Partners

Qualified Experts

Consent Vault Team


Emerson Borsato, PhD

Founder and Chief Technology Officer

Joni H. Pierce, MBA

Founder and COO

W. Tim Miller, MBA

Founder, CEO and President


Patricia Goede, PhD


Iona Thraen, PhD

Compliance and Informatics

Rebecca Owens Driscoll

Senior Advisor, Business Development

Advisory Board Members

Brian Jackson, M.D.

Advisory Board Member

Scott P. Narus, Ph.D.

Senior Informatics Advisor
Providing integrated consent solutions

Start Simplifying Your Informed Consent with Consent Vault Today.

Starting with the patient, the Consent Vault process allows for easy User Interface, whether provider or patient, to provider generated consent forms digitized and stored and then access as required by provider subscribers and partners to verify specific consent content through a dashboard presentation. In certain provider or data user approvals, the patient has the opportunity to opt in or opt out.

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