Telemedicine and Data Privacy: An Issue Overlooked

  • Akshaya B and Harivardhanan. R
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  • Akshaya B

    Advocate at Tamil Nadu & Puducherry Bar Council, India.

  • Harivardhanan. R

    Advocate at Tamil Nadu & Puducherry Bar Council, India.

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Telemedicine is the application of artificial intelligence when a health care provider and a patient are not in the specific physical location. This means that health-care services are delivered remotely through internet. Telemedicine services comprise the transmission of patient’s health information in prescribed data formats for the purposes of diagnosis. It's worth noting, nevertheless, that using various telemedicine systems necessitates the processing of patient data. As a result, this problem should be assessed in terms of data security. Using telemedicine services will increase the link between health care providers and patients, but it should not have a negative impact on people's right to privacy. This must be viewed in the context of Indian legislation and the extent to which we have progressed towards the aim of data protection in numerous industries, such as health care.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 5, Issue 1, Page 1227 - 1233


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