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mHealth App Security

Feds, Philips Warn of Security Flaw in HealthSuite mHealth App

December 12, 2018 - Philips and the Department of Homeland Security are issuing warnings about weak security features on an mHealth app that could make it susceptible to hacking. The company and DHS Industrial Control Systems' Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) say the Philips HealthSuite Health Android app - which enables users to monitor heart rate activity, sleep, blood pressure, weight and...

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Xcertia Posts mHealth App Privacy, Security Guidelines for Review

by Eric Wicklund

Xcertia has released a new draft of proposed privacy and security guidelines for mHealth apps. The non-profit organization launched in 2016 by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, American Medical Association,...

Xcertia Bolsters Leadership as mHealth App Standards Await Guidance

by Eric Wicklund

A collaboration formed by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society and the American Medical Association to lobby for mHealth app standards is beefing up its leadership. Xcertia, which launched in December 2016 to...

mHealth Apps for Dementia Patients Aren’t Protecting Health Data

by Eric Wicklund

Despite the continued drumbeat for better safety and security, a majority of mHealth apps designed for patients with dementia and their caregivers aren’t protecting health information. That’s the take-away from a recent study...

New Resource Helps mHealth App Developers Understand HIPAA

by Eric Wicklund

Healthcare providers and mHealth app developers trying to understand the complexities of HIPAA now have a new resource at their disposal. The Connected Health Initiative, an offshoot of ACT | The App Association, has launched an...

ONC Challenge Aims to Put mHealth App Security in the Patient’s Hands

by Eric Wicklund

Federal officials are looking for an online tool that would enable consumers to instantly access the privacy practices of whatever mHealth app or device they’re using. The Privacy Policy Snapshot Challenge builds on efforts by the...

mHealth App Security is Still a Priority - And a Problem

by Eric Wicklund

mHealth app security is still the top concern among healthcare providers, according to a new survey. And the numbers indicate it’s still a major problem. Slightly less than half of the healthcare providers surveyed by device...

AMA to Discuss mHealth App Data Security Guidelines

by Eric Wicklund

mHealth app security tops the agenda at this week’s American Medical Association meeting, with delegates expected to vote on an 11-point policy that would strengthen privacy and transparency efforts. A report prepared by the...

Some mHealth Apps Aren’t Making Privacy a Priority

by Eric Wicklund

An analysis of privacy policies for mHealth apps finds that health and fitness apps aren’t keeping up with the rest of the industry – even though some are capable of gathering “particularly intimate details of a...


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