E-health: Grand challenges and Legal Concerns (Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 11 december 2014)
The aim of this one-day conference is to explore a wide range of (legal) concerns on eHealth and mHealth applications, discuss current approaches, pitfalls and potential solutions.Legal challenges in the eHealth domain address a variety of issues such as safeguarding privacy, liability issues, consent, eroding confidentiality, access to medical files, patient empowerment, and the removal of EU internal market barriers ‘to read all the benefits from a fully mature and interoperable eHealth system in Europe’ as promoted by the cross-border healthcare Directive.
Understanding these legal limitations is an important step towards developing a large-scale eHealth system. Solving legal and regulatory barriers may contribute to standardize the electronic storage and exchange of patient information, increase eHealth interoperability, facilitate a more sustainable eHealth system, and most important, making eHealth applications more accessible for both health professionals and patients.
Joaquín Cayón and Gustavo Merino made an oral presentation on risks and challanges of e-commerce of medicines.