Like bees to honey?…everybody can see the potential of health apps and smartphones,? says Scott Wolf, CEO of Grace Century. “We have seen this happening for years now,” according to Noel Guillama, President of The Quantum Group Inc., Grace Century’s electronic medical record project. “There are plenty of patents pending in the healthcare app space, but we believe Apple cannot navigate in it. Google tried,” Wolf adds. “You can’t just toggle HIPAA (The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) on and off. The law says if you touch any provider PHI, everything has to be HIPAA. As I said, Goggle tried.”
Apple prepares Healthkit roll-out amid tangled regulatory web Reuters | Aug 12, 2014 | 22:59
SAN FRANCISCO ? Apple Inc. has been discussing how its ?HealthKit? service will work with health providers at Mount Sinai, the Cleveland Clinic and Johns Hopkins as well as with Allscripts, a competitor to electronic health records provider Epic Systems, people familiar with the discussions said.
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