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VA apps pose privacy risk to veterans’ healthcare data

The increasing use of apps provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs is meant to improve access to patient health and benefits information in convenient digital platforms. However, members of Congress are worried that this electronic data is vulnerable. “When a veteran downloads an app from the VA’s app store, how much personal information does… Read More »

Two healthcare apps available for prescription in Germany for first time

On 5 October, the Digital Healthcare Act (DVG) officially granted doctors in Germany permission to prescribe apps to their patients for the first time.  Currently, two apps have been approved, making it the first country to prescribe insured health apps. The first apps were unveiled last week after making it through the test procedure from… Read More »