How to Build GDPR and HIPAA Compliant Health Apps

The adoption of cloud and mobile technologies in healthcare is disrupting the services delivery models, and responsibilities and risks for involved actors. By their very nature, eHealth applications collect and manage health sensitive data and, therefore, need to comply with security and privacy requirements defined by data protection laws such as the EU GDPR or US HIPAA. With the delivery model based on cloud and mobile technologies, developers are responsible for compliance with such laws, and this represents a huge challenge for them. For developers this transition and dealing with health data is an extremely painful, costly, and risky activity due to the possibility of data loss, thefts and penalties.

Moreover, the EU and US legal frameworks are rapidly evolving (GDPR, new ePrivacy Regulation planned for 2019, Privacy Shield vs Safe Harbor evolutions, Art 29 WP Opinions on GDPR, etc.). This makes it very difficult for developers to monitor and analyze new laws in order to implement new requirements and ensure compliance.

This brief guide gives an intro to the EU and US regulatory frameworks, analyses some key challenges for developers, and it shows how Chino.io helps developers to build secure and compliant health applications.

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