Preliminary issues and suggestions for promoting telemedicine: mainly in Japan

원격의료 추진을 위한 선결과제 및 시사점: 일본을 중심으로

  • Kwon, Ju-Young (Division of Health Medical Administration, Busan Kyungsang College)
  • 권주영 (부산경상대학교 보건의료행정과)
  • Received : 2020.10.23
  • Accepted : 2020.12.20
  • Published : 2020.12.28


In the post-corona era, telemedicine is becoming more important. This is the case in which it is written, in terms of this study, and in relation to the relationship between the Koreans and the Korean government. In addition, the aim is to prepare effective measures and seek policy suggestions for expanding the introduction of domestic telemedicine in the future. Although Japan has insisted on the necessity of introducing telemedicine in the medical community, it has institutionalized it with a cautious attitude until the establishment of telemedicine. On the other hand, South Korea lacks clear provisions on medical fees for telemedicine and legal measures regarding the responsibility for medical malpractice. Therefore, a clear legal interpretation of the telemedicine subject is needed, and a strategic approach is prioritized, including guidelines and measures for the legal responsibilities and limitations of physicians and patients.


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