Health apps

HHS office announces push to investigate smaller health data breaches


One expert said even small breaches can have effects that reverberate across the health care industry.

HHS launches blockchain challenge for health IT


The Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT will explore how blockchain technology can improve health IT applications through a new challenge.

White House releases precision medicine data security framework


It’s part of a larger effort to use data on patients' genetics, environment and lifestyle to find ways to better treat diseases, like cancer.

Biden appeals for open health data help on Cancer Moonshot


​Vice President Joe Biden pleaded Monday for the support of the open health data community to lend its expertise to the fight against cancer.

FTC debuts web tool for health app makers


Created with help from HHS and FDA, the tool helps app developers determine whether HIPAA or federal laws might apply to their product.

HHS launches cash contest for health IT app designers


The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has launched a pair of cash prize contests for health IT developers building apps using the increasingly popular electronic health record standard Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources — better known as FHIR.