Expert Q&A on HIPAA Compliance for Group Health Plans and Wellness Programs That Use Health Apps

March 15, 2017

Employer group health plans and other entities subject to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) are increasingly relying on health apps that encourage employees to lead healthier lifestyles and reduce health claim costs. However, the use of health apps raises important compliance considerations under HIPAA. Practical Law asked Dechert associate Shannon Rushing to explain how HIPAA applies to health information that is created, managed, or organized through health apps.

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