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Jan
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Health app makers face privacy and security regulation from many quarters

From: Mobi Health News

By: Jonah Comstock

Even though the FDA guidance on mobile medical apps is now finalized, it only represents a portion of the regulation mobile medical app developers need to concern themselves with, according to Pepper Hamilton lawyers Mark Kadzielski, Sharon Klein, and Dayna Nicholson, who presented a webinar on the topic last week. Particularly in the areas of privacy and security, a number of regulatory bodies are involved.

“With the proliferation of medical devices utilized on smartphones and tablets by doctors, pharmaceutical companies, and patients, comes a lot of vulnerabilities and a confusing web of regulations,” Klein said. “Cybersecurity incidents are very very likely, especially in wireless and network connected devices that transfer patient data electronically. They’re subject to SQL injections, hacking, and data breaches … And with that greater risk comes increasing regulation.”

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