Carl Smith reports on concerns about a new app called Figure 1:
A new picture-sharing phone and tablet application for doctors and medical students is raising concerns about patient privacy.
Figure 1 allows the sharing of medical and clinical pictures between health practitioners to assist colleagues with patient diagnoses and to aid studying students.
It is one of three new clinical picture-sharing apps to hit the Australian market this year.
But Assistant Professor Bruce Arnold from the University of Canberra says Figure 1’s privacy policies rely too much on individual users to keep distinguishing features of patients confidential.
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