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Health information group launches medical app user guide

NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted May 20, 2013

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The American Health Information Management Assn. has released a guide that physicians can recommend to patients to pick the best health apps and use them securely (link).

The guide, available on AHIMA's MyPHR website, encourages patients to:

“Mobile health can be an effective tool for consumers to become more connected and engaged in their own health care,” said AHIMA CEO Lynne Thomas Gordon, in a statement. “At the same time, consumers must be educated and make sure the apps they are using keep their personal health information private and secure. This guide gives consumers insight into what they should consider when making decisions about health apps.”

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