Frequently Asked Question: FAQ:

Can't I just use the camera in my Messages App?

Other FAQs

No. It is near impossible to not breach privacy regulations doing this. Below we list six ways privacy regulation violations often occur.

  1. There is no documentation of consent.
  2. Patient date may travel internationally through Apple, Google or your Telco's servers.
  3. You're storing medical photos alongside personal content.
  4. De-identifying photos isn't/can't be done properly.
  5. Medical photos may be accessible if you lose your phone.
  6. There is a question over the encryption used.

For a detailed discussion, please see the "Can't I just use the default camera app to take medical photos?" FAQ. Also see the "Is sending patient data via text message (SMS) safe?" FAQ.