On April 5, 2016, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released new guidance for mobile apps directed towards providing health-related services and information. This guidance was developed with numerous other agencies, including the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), to assist app developers in complying with federal healthcare law.
One of the paramount concerns with mobile apps is the protection of patient protected health information (PHI) under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
The guidance is provided in the form of a web-based interactive tool. For more information, see https://www.ftc.gov/tips-advice/business-center/guidance/mobile-health-apps-interactive-tool.
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