Prof. Dr. Stefan Huster
Fellow am CAIS from Oktober 2019 to März 2020
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?