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Health News Roundup - 9/2/2014

Travis Good, MD

Co-founder, CEO & Chief Privacy Officer

September 2, 2014   Company

Breaches, new health data privacy requirements, a pharma accelerator, HealthKit, and new apps for veterans.

Mac McMillan: ‘Disparate’ health privacy requirements overwhelming for providers

As the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights ramps up its audits of healthcare entities in the coming months, there is a sense among some that there will be a flood of fines levied compared to actions that have already been taken.

App developers hope to help veterans battling mental health issues

source: LA Times

Apple prohibits HealthKit app developers from selling health data

Apple has tightened its rules around the use of health data by developers making apps that connect to the HealthKit aggregation platform.

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Breaches and fines have been big news recently because a malicious hacker, or group of hackers, was able to gain access to health records.

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