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Title: Patient safety in e-health and telemedicine
Authors: Pereira, Alexandre Libório Dias 
Keywords: telemedicina; direito
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Coimbra Editora
Serial title, monograph or event: Lex Medicinae – Revista Portuguesa de Direito da Medicina
Issue: No Especial
Place of publication or event: Coimbra
Abstract: Information and communication technologies provide opportunities for medical practice at a distance, including medical information, consulting, diagnosis, or even surgeries. Technologies can overcome physical distances and boundaries and promote wider access to health care. However, telemedicine raises issues of patient safety. The risk of malpractice may increase as both doctors and patients are not physically present, technologies may be unreliable or at least require special training to be operated by electronic means at a distance. Safety and confidentiality of communications are also sensitive questions. How does the legal system cope with the technological challenge? Are there specific rules for telemedicine? This paper addresses the European and national legal framework on telemedicine concerning licensing requirements, reimbursement, jurisdiction and applicable law.
Description: This paper has supported the communication to the IV European Conference on Health Law, which took take place in Coimbra, Portugal, from October 9th to 11th, 2013.
Rights: openAccess
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