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New health app rule would better protect users – and so can you

Effective Jun 8, 2023
Published Jun 12, 2023
Last Reviewed Jun 8, 2023
Now is a good time to inform your patients that the health apps they use, which you may have prescribed or recommended, have different privacy protections than those afforded by HIPAA. However, take note of a new rule proposed by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC); if finalized, your patients will have a better chance of finding out when their data has been compromised, and malefactors will have specific penalties to worry about.

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