Telediagnosis: Anytime, Anywhere, Any format.
The applications of ICT across the whole range of functions that affect the healthcare system, from the doctor to the hospital manager, via nurses, data processing specialists, social security administrators and - of course - the patients.
Areas of applications: Tele-education, Tele-medicine, Telediagnostic, Telematics for Health Research, Telematics for Health Services Management
How are patient’s rights of confidentiality of their personal data ensured and protected?
How to ensure security of the data and restrict its availability to only those for whom it is intended and who are authorised to view it?
How to prevent unauthorised interception and/ or disclosure?
Who is responsible in case of abuse of patient’s data ?
What are the credentials and competence of the remote physician? What standard of care is being offered to the patient?
Who regulates and controls the credentials of the authors, reliability and integrity of the information,
How to obtain informed consent of a patient at a remote centre?
Who will be held responsible and liable for the negligence and failures, risks and hazards, and inadequacies and complications arising out of the teleconsultation?
Which country’s litigation laws will be applied in case of a cross-border teleconsultation – those of the country in which the patient is living or those of the remote physician?
Does a screen-to-screen interaction with the remote physician infuse the same degree of confidence in the patient, as does a face-to-face consultation with a local physician?
Can the web camera catch the dark shades of an uncertain future in the eyes of the mother of two, whose young husband has recently been diagnosed to have cancer?