Due to health data security concerns, patient data that is collected by wearables and shared with physicians will create an additional burden on health-care organizations, reports The Hill.

According to HIPAA guidelines, any third party that conducts business with a HIPAA-covered entity must have a contract in place that details their responsibilities and requires HIPAA compliance. Regarding wearables, HIPAA does not apply if the tech company does not share the health data with health-care providers. But the patient data collected by a doctor-provided wearable device will be covered under HIPAA.