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HHS Launches New “Health Apps” Website to Highlight HIPAA Guidance for Mobile Health Applications


Anna Kraus and Tara Carrier

On September 2, 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) announced a new “Health Apps” feature on the website. The new website, which replaces the OCR’s Health App Developer Portal, highlights existing guidance for mobile health (“mHealth”) apps regarding the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) regulations.

The new website features OCR’s guidance for mHealth app developers and others who may be “interested in the intersection of health information technology and HIPAA privacy and security protections,” including:

Mobile Health Apps Interactive Tool...

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