Consumer use of mobile technologies to stay healthy or manage a chronic health condition is increasing; likewise, an increasing number are using these technologies as a digital link to their doctors. Yet, unlike health care providers who must follow federal privacy and security rules when using mobile technologies to share a patient's health information, no such rules apply to consumers or their devices.
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Building and maintaining consumer and patient trust in the use of mobile devices is key to delivering on the promise that these mobile tools can bring to improving patient care. And a key to cultivating that trust is building basic security safeguards into those devices.
CDT teamed up with the law firm of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP to develop "Strategies for Safeguarding Patient-Generated Health Information Created or Shared Through Mobile Devices." The paper comes from CDT and Manatt's work with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Project HealthDesign, which is exploring patients' use of personal health applications to promote better health decision-making by both patients and providers.