Key Emerging Technologies in Digital Healthcare
- Telemedicine- Improved Healthcare Apps, Solidifiying cyber security.
- Artificial Intelligence
- 3D Printing in the Clinic.
Legal Issues in Digital Healthcare-
The use of developing technology such as telemedicine, digital health apps will help bring drastic changes for both providers and patients. However, with increased communication, there is more threat to both the protection and privacy of patient information. Many digital health and telemedicine firms are aware of data protection and breaches. Moreover, the careful sharing of protected health information (PHI) with third parties is a more important field of application, whether it is done for data mining, analysis, or marketing purposes.
Data Security is an important matter regarding use of personal data. The Electronic Health Standards were chosen from the existing and commonly used standards applicable to international electronic health records, with regard to their suitability and applicability in India. Accordingly, the EHR Standards 2016 framework is notified and submitted for implementation in IT systems by healthcare organizations and providers around the world. MoHFW promoted adoption of HER standards by making available free-to-use standards like the Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine Clinical Terminology (SNOMED CT) in India.
Through the implementation of DISHA, the MoHFW aims to build a legislative body, i.e, a national digital health authority to promote and adopt: e-health standards, regulate storage and sharing of electronic health data and implementing privacy and protection guidelines for electronic health data; The MoHFW ‘s National Digital Health Authority (NeHA) is a present authority that intends to be responsible for making an integrated health information system in India.
The main concern that comes to sharing of personal data are primarily, but is not limited to confidentiality, data exchange control security and privacy, knowledge,accountabiliy, trust, and responsibility. Digital Information Security in Healthcare Act (DISHA) was created by MoHFW to protect data from the healthcare sector, giving people full control of their health information. DISHA proposes three main objectives such as:
- Set up national and state digital health authority
- Implementing privacy and security measures for electronic health data;
- Regulating the storage and sharing of electronic health records.