Title: The Law as a 'Catalyst and Facilitator' for Trust in E-Health: Challenges and Opportunities
Authors: Vedder, Anton ×
Cuijpers, Colette
Vantsiouri, Petroula
Zuleta Ferrari, Mariana #
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Hart Publishing Ltd.
Series Title: Law, Innovation and Technology vol:6 issue:2 pages:147-167
Abstract: In 2012, the World Health Organization (WHO) published a report on the state of development of legal frameworks with regard to e-health. The report is based on the findings
of the WHO’s Second Global Survey on E-Health, which analysed, amongst other things, the extent to which the legal frameworks in the Member States addressed the need to
protect patients’ privacy in the use of electronic healthcare applications. Based on the results obtained, the WHO stressed the fact that although in most member countries
there exists a high level of legal protection of the general privacy of health-related information,
this does not go beyond the common human right of privacy. There exists little specific e-health related privacy protection legislation and much remains to be explored
in terms of other legal safeguards. This article intends to broaden the WHO’s analysis and go somewhat further,exploring
not only the challenges and opportunities with regard to privacy protection, but also liability laws, which could have a significant impact on the use and adoption of these
technology applications.
ISSN: 1757-9961
VABB publication type: VABB-1
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Research Unit KU Leuven Centre for IT & IP Law (CiTiP)
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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