Prof. Dr. Stefan Huster
Fellow at CAIS from October 2019 to March 2020
Mobile Health (mHealth) applications are a prominent and promising, but also particularly controversial, aspect of the digitalization of the healthcare system. This research project focuses on healthcare and medical apps primarily with regard to the legal problems of regulating them, and particularly where it is planned to use them in the public care system of the statutory health insurance (GKV). However, regulating these apps also raises medical, social, economic, and ethical issues. Attention is focused here on three concepts and questions:
– Regulating innovation: How and under what legal requirements do healthcare and medical apps enter the GKV care system?
– Sanctioning: What legal consequences can and should be linked to the use or non-use of these apps?
– Empowerment vs. desolidarization: How will integrating mHealth into the GKV change the care system? Will this erode the principle of solidarity?