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Screensnaps of Whats App, iMessage and Facebook Messenger.

Screensnaps of Whats App, iMessage and Facebook Messenger.

By Mike Miliard 05:11 pm August 30, 2018
A majority of  UK National Health Service trusts have no official policies to discourage the use of consumer messaging apps such as WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger among clinicians and staff, according to a new CommonTime report. The study found that despite the clear privacy risks posed by those apps, many trusts also don't provide other more secure alternatives for staff to use. This is just...
By Jeff Lagasse 02:48 pm July 20, 2017
Protenus, a patient protection solution aimed at preventing health data breaches, has undergone a $3 million extension of its Series A funding round, led by Kaiser Permanente Ventures with participation from F-Prime Capital Partners and existing investor LionBird Venture Partners. The new investment will be used to bolster its product, expand its offerings and accelerate sales growth. The move...
By Bill Siwicki 04:18 pm June 26, 2017
Healthcare security professionals have their hands full with protecting Internet of Things devices from attacks. There are many ways to safeguard IoT devices in healthcare. But infosec pros can benefit from the sometimes-overlooked methods of protection, which security experts point to as high-value tactics against hackers. “IoT devices are clearly becoming pervasive, and when it comes to...
By Bill Siwicki 01:52 pm June 6, 2017
The pace of innovation in healthcare today is a “gold rush” for apps. Innovators large and small are speeding apps through development and bringing them to market as quickly as possible, which all-too-frequently means security is among the last considerations. That means healthcare organizations must be extra diligent when considering new apps. “There are a million different apps out there – the...
By MobiHealthNews 05:18 pm May 22, 2017
HIMSS Media is currently accepting speaker proposals for the Boston Healthcare Security Forum, Sept. 11-13,   The deadline to submit a proposal is June 1. Click here to submit a proposal.   Submissions are limited to security professionals and experts from healthcare provider and payer organizations, government agencies, and academic institutions. Presentations should be practical, actionable and...
By Heather Mack 03:32 pm August 18, 2016
Health and fitness apps may potentially reveal data-enabled insights into the daily lives of those who use them, but what they sometimes fail to reveal are the ways they use the data collected on users. A recent study from the Future of Privacy Forum, a Washington, DC-based think tank that works to advance responsible data practices, found that -- compared with other apps in the iOS and Android...
By Aditi Pai 03:26 pm December 9, 2013
Deloitte's Harry Greenspun If behavior change is the next big thing to usher in consumers' adoption of mobile health, then the consumers must first trust their mobile technology, according to Deloitte physician Harry Greenspun and IMS Health's Matt Tindall. "How many of you deposit checks using your phone?" Greenspun asked in a panel at the mHealth Summit event in Washington D.C. "And then how...
By Brian Dolan 04:52 am January 25, 2010
Diversinet, a developer of secure mobile application platforms, announced that its mobile health partner, AllOne Mobile, recently filed a legal proceeding that would end the two company's 2008 licensing agreement. AllOne has requested to pay Diversinet $3 million to officially terminate their agreement, but Diversinet believes that it is owed a substantially greater amount than AllOne's proposed...
By Brian Dolan 05:16 am September 22, 2009
FCC's Open Internet threatens telemedicine? A PBS Nightly Business Report yesterday noted that the new FCC Chairman, Julius Genachowski's plans for an open Internet could end up stunting growth in telemedicine or wireless health services. AT&T, Verizon and Comcast are worried that proposed FCC requirements to treat all web traffic equally will prevent them from effectively managing their...
By Brian Dolan 07:09 am July 8, 2009
A recent Frost & Sullivan report that extols the value of mobile technology for healthcare settings missed the mark when it pointed to network level security as the key to wireless health tools' success. "While mobile technology undoubtedly adds value to healthcare, the question is whether advances in technology pose a security threat, as information transmitted across a network should be...