The Present and The Future of Telemedicine－Focusing on Legal Issues
Through communication technologies, telemedicine can overcome distance and time barriers to provide medical services to remote patients.It has significant progress during COVID-19 pandemic. The concept of telemedicine can be applied to remote counseling, monitoring and diagnosis. Studies have suggested the positive outcomes of telemedicine efficiency and great satisfaction of users. Telemedicine has changed the current model of medical practice. Although there are still some legal uncertainties in telemedicine practice, such as medical liability, standard of care, informed consent, and privacy protection, clarification of these uncertainties should help the development of telemedicine in the future.