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Bulletproof Android™: Practical Advice for Building Secure Apps by Godfrey Nolan

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HIPAA Secure

The impacts of mobile security in the healthcare space are covered in the United States by HIPAA, which stands for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. Other countries have similar rules. Being HIPAA secure means that you are not leaking any protected health information (PHI). Be warned that HIPAA has not caught up with the rapid developments in the mobile world. However, using some common sense, the same principals apply, with some exceptions given that the computer is no longer tied to a desk inside an office.

HealthIT.gov provides a Security Risk Assessment Tool, which is a good place to start to determine whether your app is HIPAA compliant. It’s available at www.healthit.gov/providers-professionals/security-risk-assessment-tool ...

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