“Until recently, mobile health (mHealth) was primarily the domain of consumer technology for tracking health conditions like diet and exercise. Today, mHealth and telemedicine are converging to make mobile telemedicine a reality.”
– Michael Morris
The outbreak of the 5th wave of COVID in Hong Kong has left the city’s healthcare facilities stretched to the brink. The recent challenges faced by the SAR illustrated the important needs to establish reliable, resilient, and robust patient care and health services.
To this end, the implementation of telehealth and telemedicine technology as it can safely enable communication with physicians and health specialists through virtual channels to minimize the spread of infection, all the while, will provide Hong Kong with a potential channel to use mainland’s unutilized medical resources remotely. Application of Blockchain technologies in this approach further enhances the immutability of patient records.
As such, it is crucial to look into whether Hong Kong’s existing laws allows for the practice of telehealth as…