Healthcare Information Security

mHealth App Security

Maintaining PHI Security with Specialized mHealth App Usage

August 23, 2017 - Healthcare secure messaging is an increasingly popular way for clinicians to communicate with patients, even offering patients the chance to better manage chronic conditions. PHI security cannot be compromised with the technology though, and providers must ensure they prioritize patient privacy. One recent study indicated that secure messaging use could positively impact diabetes patients,...


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AMIA Calls for HIPAA Clarification in mHealth Patient Data

by Elizabeth Snell

While mHealth applications can help bridge the health IT gap between providers and patients, greater HIPAA clarification and even an expansion of the rules may be necessary, according to the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA). AMIA...

Healthcare Apps Privacy, Security Top Provider Concern

by Elizabeth Snell

Healthcare providers stated that their top concern with third party healthcare apps was their privacy and security capabilities, according to a recent Substitutable Medical Applications, Reusable Technology (SMART) Health IT study. Just under...

What Happened with mHealth Security, Mobile Privacy in 2016?

by Elizabeth Snell

Covered entities and business associates are continuously searching for the technologies that can improve physician workflow, while also ensuring PHI security. Mobile devices are increasing in popularity, and are quickly becoming beneficial tools...

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