mHealth offerings in health care – regulatory problems and questions of principle
Mobile health (mHealth) applications represent a prominent and promising, but also particularly controversial aspect of the digitalisation of the health care system. Health and medical apps will be considered here – especially insofar as it is planned to use them in the public health care system of the statutory health insurance (SHI) – primarily with regard to their legal regulatory problems. However, this regulation also raises medical, socio-social, economic and ethical considerations. Three concepts and questions will be in the foreground here:
– Innovation regulation: How and under which legal requirements do health and medical apps enter the SHI care system?
– Sanctioning: What legal consequences can and should be attached to the use or non-use of these apps?
– Empowerment vs. desolidarisation: How will the integration of mHealth into SHI change the care system? Will this undermine the solidarity principle?
- Health law
- Constitutional law
- Philosophy of law
- Studied law and philosophy in Bielefeld and Frankfurt/M.
- Doctorate and habilitation in Heidelberg
- Chair at the FernUni in Hagen
- Since 2004 Chair of Public Law, Social and Health Law and Philosophy of Law at the Ruhr University Bochum