Devin McGraw, the Deputy Director for Health Information Privacy in the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR), spoke at the ABA Health Section’s recent conference and clarified the scope of recent OCR guidance on the applicability of HIPAA to Health Apps. Fierce EMR has a nice summary of her remarks:

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act does not cover all health information, and sometimes–but not always–applies to health apps exchanging data with electronic health records, Devin McGraw clarified last week.

Source: Deven McGraw: Not all app uses subject to HIPAA – FierceEMR