Health IT Security May 10, 2022
Industry groups created a framework aimed at helping healthcare providers and consumers assess the security and privacy of digital health apps that fall outside HIPAA’s purview.
The American College of Physicians (ACP), the American Telemedicine Association (ATA), and other industry leaders released a new framework to help providers and patients assess the security, privacy, safety, and usability of digital health apps.
“With more than 86 million Americans already using a health or fitness app, digital health brings new possibilities for the healthcare industry,” the framework’s website states.
“Yet, in a field of 365,000 products, where the vast majority fall outside of existing regulations, such as the medical device regulations, federal laws and government guidance, there has been no clear way to determine if a product is safe...