On June 25th from 9-11am, the mHealth Alliance, the Thomson Reuters Foundation, Baker & McKenzie, Merck, and the United Nations Foundation will host an event to present major findings and recommendations from research undertaken to increase the understanding of global privacy and security policies related to mHealth. Governments frequently cite concerns related to data privacy and security, and the protection of individual health information, as key barriers to the expansion of mHealth. This research aims to provide policymakers, mHealth practitioners, and governments with a privacy law framework that can be tailored to different cultures, environments, and scenarios to maximize patient control and autonomy over mHealth data. The event will include a panel discussion on the research’s implications for the field of mHealth and next steps to be taken, as well as an open Q&A session.
Partners will be live-tweeting from the event and taking question from Twitter. Use #mHealthtrust to engage in the conversation!