On January 13, 2021, Exempt Resolution No. 810, dated December 28, 2020, was published in the Official Gazette, whereby the Sub-Secretariat of Healthcare Networks of the Ministry of Health published the Regulations on actions related to healthcare provided at a distance, using Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs).
It should be noted that ICTs or technological tools are understood to be the applications, supports, systems or platforms through which actions and services linked to health care at a distance can be carried out, or which serve as support for them.
Thus, through ICTs, all kinds of actions necessary for the promotion, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and care at the end of life can be carried out. On the other hand, automated health actions or benefits will also be allowed, that is, they will be able to be carried out through technological tools -such as applications, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things (IoT), among others- all those actions or benefits whose nature admits it, without detriment to the safety and quality of the care.
Likewise, the Regulation intends to regulate the rights and duties that people have in the development of the actions and benefits of the ICTs, such as, the accessibility of the patients to them; the information duties; the identification and authentication of the provider; the access to the clinical file and its portability to other health providers; constancy of the actions carried out and confidentiality of the clinical file; and, confidentiality of the laboratory exams and medical prescriptions, among others.
The consultation will be extended for a period of one week, starting January 13, 2021 until January 20, 2021.