Data Protection Report - Norton Rose Fulbright

As we reported on the Health Law Pulse blog, the HHS Office of Civil Rights (OCR) has unveiled a new resource to provide mobile health developers guidance on complying with applicable Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requirements. The portal allows developers to submit questions and offer comments on existing OCR guidance regarding how mobile medical applications may be subject to HIPAA. OCR’s intent in offering the portal is to create a “safe space” where developers may submit inquiries on an anonymous basis, without fear of subsequent enforcement action.

More information about the portal can be found here.

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