Digital Healthcare, Legal Care: Analyzing Doctors’ Rights amidst Technological Growth in Indian Medical Tourism

  • Mimansa Pandey and Hadiya Khan
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  • Mimansa Pandey

    Student at Law College Dehradun, Uttaranchal University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India

  • Hadiya Khan

    Assistant Professor at Law College Dehradun, Uttaranchal University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India

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This paper argues how advancements in science and technology impact doctors’ rights and patient safety in the ever-expanding field of medical tourism in India. The digital transformation of health care due to telemedicine, artificial intelligence (AI) diagnostics and electronic health records (EHRs) brings about various complexities. This includes legal challenges like data privacy, informed consent, legal enforceability of healthcare contracts and cross-jurisdictional health care delivery. The paper opines how the legal framework of medical practice in India, evolving under the Indian Medical Council Act, Telemedicine Practice Guidelines, and a proposed data protection law, ensures doctors’ rights and patient safety. Against the rapidly changing legal landscape of medical tourism and digital health care, the legal instruments ensure the easy growth of the sector in India as a medical tourism mecca.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 3, Page 529 - 549


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