WEDI Joint Letter on 3rd Party Apps and Patient Data
March 25, 2022
WEDI joined with the Confidentiality Coalition on a letter to the Secretary of the Department of Commerce and the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services on the issue of third-party apps and the security of patient health information. The two organizations reiterated their support for patients having electronic access to their health data and discussed challenges with apps not covered under HIPAA. Finally, the letter outlines a series of recommendations for improving the current environment.