The FDA has not authorized, cleared, or approved any smartwatch or smart ring
21 February 2024
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a safety communication advising against the use of smartwatches or smart rings that claim to measure blood glucose levels without piercing the skin. This warning...
A report from the Opioid Policy Institute
21 February 2024
As the opioid crisis continues to devastate communities across the United States, digital health services have emerged as a beacon of hope for increasing access to essential addiction treatment and recovery support....
What Consumers Need to Know
8 January 2024
In an era where personal data is as valuable as currency, a recent report by The Washington Post has shed light on a concerning practice in America's largest pharmacy chains. The investigation reveals that...
The importance of individual vigilance in data protection
6 January 2024
The Wired article, "What Doctors Wish You Knew About HIPAA and Data Security," delves into the limitations and misunderstandings surrounding the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)...
What to consider if you shared your DNA data
18 December 2023
Genetic profiling company 23andMe is currently investigating a data scraping incident where private user information was stolen from its website. The confirmation came five days after an undisclosed entity advertised...
Lessons from iOS 17 Privacy Optimization
14 December 2023
In an age where data privacy is a paramount concern, particularly in the realm of personal health information (PHI), consumers and patients can learn valuable lessons from the privacy settings in iOS 17. By adapting...
Wired's In-Depth Analysis
5 December 2023
Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) devices are advanced tools used primarily by individuals with diabetes to continuously track glucose levels in their body. These devices offer a significant...
Blood pressure measurement devices that have been validated for clinical accuracy as determined through an independent review process.
26 November 2023
High blood pressure (BP) that is uncontrolled is the major cause of mortality and disability. For the diagnosis and treatment of hypertension, reliable blood pressure measurement is critical. If...
The Double-Edged Sword of Data Collection on Your Sleep Patterns
26 November 2023
Matteo Franceschetti, the CEO of Eight Sleep, which makes the $2,295 smart mattress topper "The Pod" tweeted: "Breaking news: The OpenAI drama is real. We checked our data and last...
A Proposed Framework for Safety and Innovation
13 November 2023
The FDA is exploring how to regulate medical devices that incorporate artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), acknowledging that their traditional regulatory framework is not fully...
The Implications and Risks of Unauthorized DNA Data Access
8 October 2023
As DNA testing becomes more commonplace, the information it reveals — from our ancestral roots to health predispositions — becomes a tantalizing target for malicious actors. Beyond the...
Medtronic reported a cybersecurity breach in its Paceart Optima System
12 August 2023
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has announced that Medtronic identified a cybersecurity vulnerability in its Paceart Optima System, a platform that manages cardiac...
Managing privacy, security, and safety as your health information technologies decline
20 May 2023
In the field of archival science, the term 'inherent vice' refers to the internal qualities or elements of certain objects that make them naturally prone to deterioration, regardless of...
Ensuring privacy and maintaining trust between individuals and healthcare providers
7 May 2023
It is crucial to have a Cybersecurity Action Plan for Protecting Personal Health Data because personal health data is sensitive and valuable information. A well-designed plan helps safeguard this...