6. What are some of the ethical and legal considerations that must be taken into account in telemedicine and telehealth projects?
A. Licensure, Quality and standard of care, Confidentiality, Privacy, Data security.
B. Physician patient relationship, Authentication, Pharmacy.
Telehealth means health services are delivered to a patients from distance using information technology and electronic communication. Option A is correct.
Telehealth is not limited by distance, so license is must for the professional body that is providing treatment, when patients of different countries are being treated. Clients safety is priority. Patients consent is taken before assessment. Multiple devices are involved while taking prescription by telehealth, so privacy is a major concern. The information provided by patient as well as by the therapist, should remain confidential.
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