“Digital healthcare” is not specifically defined under Philippine law. Instead, digital healthcare in the Philippines broadly refers to technology or digital innovation in healthcare.
In recent years, the Philippines has seen a rise in digital healthcare technologies. These include the increased use of telemedicine platforms to access health services; use by healthcare providers of electronic medical records and electronic prescriptions; the use of wearable and other devices to monitor or identify health conditions, including for purposes of clinical trials; and the use of customizable apps in hospitals for visualizing patient health in augmented reality, laboratories to monitor experiments, and for student doctors for reproducing real-life situations in training, and in the administration of treatment of physical and mental disease.
The guide provides key legal information on the regulatory environment for digital health, potential legal issues, and other hot topics at the intersection of healthcare, data and technology.
To learn more about the latest trends and developments in digital healthcare in the Philippines, access the Philippine chapter of Chambers and Partners Digital Healthcare Global Guide 2022, exclusively authored by Quisumbing Torres.