Smartphone users have access to their bank accounts, favorite stores and nearby restaurants, all at their fingertips. Increasingly, they’re also gaining access to their healthcare data, whether it’s through a consumer application or their provider’s patient portal.  
Mobile health (mHealth) apps can empower patients, streamline communication, and provide real-time monitoring and self-management of medical conditions. However, because these apps collect and transmit personally identifiable information and protected health information, often sharing such data with multiple entities, they are…