[ISN] Developers want mHealth security talks

http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/developers-want-mhealth-HIPAA-security-talks By Eric Wicklund Editor, mHealthNews September 18, 2014 App developers, who say they are being left out of important mHealth privacy and security conversations, are calling on the federal government to give them a little more transparency around the issues. In a letter to Congressman Tom Marino, R-Pa., several developers and the 5,000-member ACT/The App Association have asked to be brought up to date on mHealth regulations. They’ve also requested changes to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA, to make it more in tune with current technology. Specifically, the letter calls on the government to make existing regulations more accessible to developers, improve outreach to new companies in the mHealth space, and update “Security Rule Guidance Material” to help developers stay abreast of mobile implementations and standards. The letter was signed by ACT/The App Association, AirStrip, AngelMD, Aptible, CareSync and Ideomed. […]