One win and one major loss for health security

In the critical case of FBI vs. your privacy, Google backed Apple — which specifically cited the importance of keeping personal health information private in their refusal to build backdoor access to iPhones.

The buzz about Apple’s data security ‘win’ buried a scary loss: the Southern California hospital whose EHR was held hostage paid a $17K ransom (in bitcoins) to release its network. And it wasn’t the first to do so.


Apple CEO Tim Cook: Health Info At Risk In FBI Request To Unlock iOS
Tweet | MobiHealthNews

Some Companies Track Employee Pregnancies. That’s Less Scary Than It Sounds.
Tweet | Vox

If You Want Life Insurance, Think Twice Before Getting A Genetic Test
Tweet | Fast Company

A Cervical Selfie Might Save Your Life
Tweet | The Daily Beast

Retail Companies Are Buying Their Way Into Digital Health And Fitness
Tweet | MobiHealthNews

Oscar Shifts Course In Million Customer Plan
Tweet | Bloomberg

Helping With Healthcare Takes Heavy Toll On Caregivers
Tweet | Chicago Tribune

Most Caregivers Relied More On Online Health Information In The Past Year
Tweet | MobiHealthNews

Rock Health in the News

A Huge Boost For Evidence-Based Online Mental Health Care (Lantern)
Tweet | Rock Health blog

Omada Health Brings Its Diabetes Prevention Program To Low-Income Populations
Tweet | Fast Company

The 25 Hottest San Francisco Startups To Watch In 2016 (Sano, Honor)
Tweet | Business Insider

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