Telemedicine has been available to healthcare providers for several years. However, it was not until quite recently that the field of telemedicine really took off due to the rise of the COVID-19 pandemic. With the new standard of social distancing and the burden on the healthcare system, the COVID-19 pandemic forced rapid implementation of telemedicine in day-to-day practice, resulting in the use of technology to provide healthcare growing significantly.
This overview is intended to summarise the national developments and legal frameworks with regard to telemedicine in order assist our clients in understanding their position. This document does not constitute legal advice, if you require more information please feel free to reach out to the country contacts in this document.
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Authored by By Katrina Dang, Johanna Harelimana, Wolfgang Ernst, Carmen Miriam Martorano, Hester Borgers, Emma Stok, Marta Sznajder, Enrique Rivas, Ana María Sánchez-Valdepeñas, Pieter Erasmus, Patrick Brown, Jonathan Edwards