CARIN envisions a world where consumers always know that their health data is private and secure.

Our Badge

Apps with our badge have agreed to attest to the CARIN Code of Conduct and are committed to transparency, privacy, and security. It lets consumers know they can use this app with confidence that their data is safe.

Why Privacy is Important

The 21st Century Cures Act, the ONC Cures Act Final Rule, and the CMS Interoperability and Patient Access rule have accelerated the ability for an individual to access their personal health information via an application of their choice leveraging HL7® FHIR® Application Programming Interfaces or APIs. To support consumer access, we must ensure that people are who they claim to be so the right information can be shared with the right person at the right time.

This guide is:

This guide is intended to assist app developers create a user experience that promotes transparency around consumer data. By upholding certain standards, an app can ensure that users are making informed decisions about accessing and sharing their health information.

This guide is not:

This guide is not a style guide. It is not meant to show the look and feel that an app should have. Every app will have a different style. Colors, fonts, icons, button shapes, input box style, rounded corners and exact size and spacing of elements are just for example purposes only.