Formal and legal conditioning of the development of e–medicine in Poland
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Kancelaria Adwokacka Adw. Agnieszka Cioch, Lublin
Klinika Gastroenterologii z Pracownią Endoskopową, SPSK 4 w Lublinie
Kancelaria Adwokacka Adw. Stanisław Estreich, Lublin
Centrum Systemów Informacyjnych Ochrony Zdrowia, Warszawa
Instytut Medycyny Wsi, Lublin
Karol Zygo   

Kancelaria Adwokacka Adw. Agnieszka Cioch
Med Og Nauk Zdr. 2016;22(3):198–203
The presented study is an attempt at a synthetic presentation of the basic problems in the area of public health, law, medicine and ethics concerning issues related with e-medicine. The objective of the article is to present the precise meaning of telemedicine, and in what way it is associated with e-health. In addition, a historical view has been presented, starting from the origin of the development of telemedicine worldwide, through examples of its use in other European countries, to the presentation of its development in Poland. Data have been included concerning the implementation of solutions related with telemedicine, both within the scope of medicine and its assessment by individuals using telemedicine, primarily patients and their families. In addition, it also shows the benefits, including financial benefits, brought about by the use of telemedical technology. The article also discusses the ethical aspect and responsibility of the physician for this type of consultation, through providing answers to the questions concerning risks related with telemedicine, and examples of its functioning in the medical world in Poland, and in other countries. Also presented are the legal and standardization issues which have been implemented in Poland in recent years. Finally, while summing up the entire material collected, the researchers, based on the information possessed, an attempt has been made to answer the question whether the use of problems related with telemedicine and e-health has any future chance of development.
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