Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Feedly:Security News - Software vulnerabilities, data leaks, malware, viruses. Greater privacy and security measures needed to protect patient info in mobile health tech

from Security News - Software vulnerabilities, data leaks, malware, viruses

With over two-thirds of U.S. adults owning a smartphone, and the rise in miniaturized sensors and low-power body area networks that are used for remote health monitoring, mobile health (mHealth) is beginning to experience a boom. While the technology has the potential to increase healthcare quality, expand access to services, reduce costs, and improve personal wellness and public health, such benefits may not be fully realized unless greater privacy and security measures are implemented, according to a new paper published in the June issue of Computer.
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