Security is Critical for Healthcare Apps
Patient data protection and personal safety are paramount. For mHealth mobile apps, a Doctors’ safe daily delivery of time-sensitive healthcare services with HIPAA compliance and PII protection for their patients is critical. Recent publicized mHealth risks include exploitation of mobile apps for insulin delivery and for temperature-dependent vaccine transportation. The NowSecure Solution Suite enables organizations to deploy a comprehensive security program for mobile apps that provide quality of care, critical advice, medicine administration, patient care updates, and digital transformation efficiencies.
App Security Required Protection Against mHealth Personal Information Leaks is Critical
Mobile risks are real! In one case, a malicious exploit of one patient’s records allowed indiscriminate access to the PII of many others. In another case, security researchers found 100 of API endpoints tested vulnerable to broken object level authorization (BOLA) vulnerability attacks allowing unauthorized access to patient PII and PHI. In a third case, 50% of the APIs allowed medical professional users to access the pathology, x-rays, and clinical results of other patients.
Millions of mHealth app users count on their app to securely schedule an appointment, review prescriptions, and connect to doctors through a video call for online diagnosis, Covid kits, home health kits or apps. mHealth apps improve the overall health of the patients and require always secure voice, video, and data communications or sensor-based ioXT instances to match patient’s expectations.
Healthcare Compliance Requirements
The largest cost saving benefit from mHealth apps simplifies patient and facility compliance with medication plans, reducing hospital costs by decreasing readmission rates and length of stay. 74% of patients believe wearables and other mHealth apps more efficiently cope with and manage their conditions. To understand the security metrics and always-changing risks associated with these apps, please visit the NowSecure MobileRiskTracker™
Organizations require a complete healthcare solution for 360-degree patient care
Both clinic and emergency room staff depend on mHealth apps to prioritize patients as well as lab results, transport, and hospital admissions. Mandating mHealth security is a good start to protect PII within the app and records. Unfortunately, communication between mHealth apps is easily breached: 100 percent of apps tested failed to implement certificate pinning, enabling researchers to perform person-in-the-middle attacks against the app to observe and manipulate records.
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NowSecure has been a huge benefit because it saves a lot of time and gives us peace of mind knowing we have continuous testing coverage.
Senior Product Security Engineer, LifeOmic
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