Prof. Dr. Stefan Huster

Prof. Dr. Stefan Huster

Ruhr-University Bochum

  Fellow am CAIS from Oktober 2019 to März 2020

mHealth-Services in Health Care – Regulatory and Policy Issues

Mobile health (mHealth) applications represent a prominent and promising, but also particularly controversial aspect of the digitalization of the health care system. Here, health apps and medical apps – especially those used in the public health care system of the statutory health insurance – should be considered primarily with regard to their legal regulatory problems. However, this regulation also raises medical, socio-social, economic and ethical considerations. Three concepts and questions should be in the foreground here:

– Regulation of innovations: How and under which legal requirements do health and medical apps enter the health care system?

– Sanctioning: What legal consequences can and should be linked to the use or non-use of these apps?

– Empowerment vs. solidarity: How will the integration of a mHealth system change the health care system? Will this undermine the solidarity principle?

Research focus
  • Health Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Philosophy of Law
Curriculum Vitae
  • Studium der Rechtswissenschaft und Philosophie in Bielefeld und Frankfurt/M.
  • Promotion und Habilitation in Heidelberg
  • Lehrstuhl an der FernUni in Hagen
  • Seit 2004 Lehrstuhl für Öffentliches Recht, Sozial- und Gesundheitsrecht und Rechtsphilosophie an der Ruhr-Universität Bochum
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