Mobile healthcare application privacy policies are hard to find, and those in place are not providing transparency on privacy practices and more than half aren't focused software, according to a new study.
Sometimes, with all that's going on with mobile healthcare technology--from emerging tools and the stream of research reports to product development and deployment--it can be easy for tech experts to become too focused on being first and ahead of the pack rather than producing a viable and validated product.
At this point it's basically a frenzy when it comes to mHealth technology. Everyone seems to be developing a smartwatch, with the latest being Microsoft as it reportedly gears up to launch a wrist band with a heart rate monitor within the next several years.
Everyone wants to cash in on what's clearly going to be a lucrative market.
But racing too fast can not only backfire on product makers, it can also have serious impact on users, and the user base in this scenario is unique given it's people focused on their personal heath and those dealing with possibly life-threatening health issues. Read more...
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