Monthly Archives: September 2015

NHS-approved apps found ‘leaking’ ID data

Many NHS-accredited smartphone health apps leak data that could be used for ID theft and fraud, a study has found. The apps are included in NHS England’s Health Apps Library, which tests programs to ensure they meet standards of clinical and

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mHealth apps quadruple in two years

The number of mobile health applications available to consumers has reached more than 165,000, as the industry for sensors and wearables booms. A recent study found that one in ten apps connect to a device or sensor, providing biofeedback and

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Security Issues and mPharma Apps

The rise in mobile pharma (mPharma), a subset of the mobile health (mHealth) market, threatens to disrupt the way pharmaceutical data are currently managed, shifting the emphasis from in-house systems to apps on mobiles and storage on shared cloud services.

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