Patient Privacy in a Mobile World: A Framework to Address Privacy Law Issues in Mobile Health

Tue, 25 Jun 2013 11:27 AM
Author: Thomson Reuters Foundation, Baker & McKenzie and Merck for the mHealth Alliance
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The Thomson Reuters Foundation has partnered with Baker & McKenzie, Merck, and the mHealth Alliance to increase the understanding of global privacy and security policies related to mobile health (mHealth).

This research offers a comprehensive global review of privacy and security policies in the field of mHealth and provides recommendations for ensuring the security of health data that is collected and transmitted over mobile devices. Governments frequently cite concerns related to data privacy and security, and the protection of individual health information, as key barriers to the expansion of mHealth.

This research aims to provide policymakers, mHealth practitioners, and governments with a privacy law framework that can be tailored to different cultures, environments, and scenarios to maximize patient control and autonomy over mHealth data.

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