Hot on the heels of Apple’s wearable announcement, TrueVault has launched its new SDK for iOS, which is aimed at developers looking to create HIPAA compliant healthcare apps natively.
TrueVault was set-up specifically to deliver data security for healthcare apps, securing $2.5m in seed funding after emerging from the Y Combinator incubator back in March.
The start-up says its new SDK is simple to install, with just a few lines of code, and lets devs build an wearable, mhealth or fitness app that can store and manage sensitive data in way that’s compliant with the requirements of HIPAA. For those non-Americans out there, HIPAA is basically an industry law that protects the confidentially and security of healthcare information.
TrueVault co-founder Trey Swan outlines his company’s vision
A company statement read:
“TrueVault’s data security means that sensitive data won’t get into the wrong hands. That’s a big deal when it comes to health data, which can be more valuable than credit card numbers on the black market. And when you use TrueVault your data is secure and compliant across any platform.”
According to many industry watchers, healthcare apps are set to be the next big thing, with the market for mobile health predicted to reach $26 billion by 2017. TrueVault’s SDK roll-out is well-timed to take advantage of the Apple Watch announcement. And let’s face it, if wearables – or smartwatches – are going to seriously take-off, health/fitness apps are going to be the main beneficiaries.
For more information and to download the TrueVault SDK head over to the website.