Thursday, August 06, 2015

Connected Health Devices Generate Innovation and Consternation

Not surprisingly, new research released this week by consultancy Park Associates reveals that 23 percent of U.S. broadband households have privacy and security concerns related to the use of connected health devices. And, 35 percent of consumers said they worry that personal health information will not remain confidential if it is stored online.

“The connected health industries, device manufacturers, and app developers not only need to ensure they have strong security measures in place but also that consumers are aware of the steps they are taking to protect their data,” said Harry Wang, director of health and mobile products for Parks Associates, in a written statement. “A clear consumer bill of rights could establish limits and extend consumer control over the collection and use of health data.”

From the article "Connected Health Devices Generate Innovation and Consternation" by Greg Slabodkin.

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