Prof. Dr. Stefan Huster

Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Stefan Huster

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?

Research focus

  • Health law
  • Constitutional law
  • Philosophy of law

Curriculum Vitae

  • 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

Prof. Dr. Stefan Huster

Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Fellow at CAIS from October 2019 until March 2020