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OCR Posts Guidance for Health App Use Scenarios

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) posted new guidance on the mHealth Developer Portal showing situations where the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations may apply to mobile health (mHealth) applications. The guidance is titled "Health App Use Scenarios & HIPAA" and shows when a health application developer may need to comply with HIPAA rules. The link to the guidance may be found by clicking here.