Privacy and Security Issues Surrounding Mobile Health

December 7, 2011

In this video, Adam Greene discusses how to balance promotion of mobile health devices while still being aware of privacy and security issues.

With everyone from individual physicians to the federal government extolling the benefits of mobile health, there is still hesitation from some healthcare professionals to embrace this new technology.

Two main obstacles in physician adoption of mobile health appear to be privacy and security issues surrounding the use of everything from text messaging with patients to the use of Skype to discuss patient inquiries and diagnoses. In some cases, not using mobile health applications at all is the safest strategy.

In this video, Adam H. Greene, a partner with Washington, D.C.-based law firm Davis Wright Tremaine, discusses how to balance promotion of mobile health devices among physicians while still being aware of privacy and security issues they may face.

 

 

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