Security and privacy issues related to the use of mobile health apps

Rajindra Adhikari, Deborah Richards, Karen Scott

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Abstract

Mobile Health applications (mHealth apps) have become integrated into the field of consumer health informatics as tools that maintain a patient-centered model of health care by allowing consumers to monitor their health related problems, understand specific medical conditions and attain personal fitness goals. However, mHealth apps may comprise significant risks to the privacy and security of consumer's protected health information. The aim of this project is to investigate the strengths and limitations of data privacy and security in the most popular mHealth apps on the market. This project involves a systematic literature review and a comparative analysis of the 20 most popular mHealth apps to identify a set of risk and safe features that can assist consumers in the selection of mHealth apps and provide guidelines for the development of mHealth apps with appropriate security and privacy measures.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 25th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, ACIS 2014
Place of PublicationAuckland
PublisherACIS
Pages1-11
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9781927184264
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2014
Event25th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, ACIS 2014 - Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 8 Dec 201410 Dec 2014

Other

Other25th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, ACIS 2014
Country/TerritoryNew Zealand
CityAuckland
Period8/12/1410/12/14

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