NORDSCI Conference proceedings 2022, Book 1

Sociology and Healthcare

NEW TECHNOLOGIES USED AS THE EVIDENCE IN HEALTHCARE MALPRACTICE PROSECUTION

Assoc. Prof. Dr. IUR. Olga Sovova, PhD

ABSTRACT

New technologies and digitalisation in medical procedures and patient communication have made significant progress in the last three years and have become part of everyday life. The paper examines the above facts and how they impact healthcare providers' obligations and patients' rights. The use of digitalisation has changed and will also change the requirements for the documentation of each medical case. Content and communication between the doctor, other healthcare professionals, patient and provider have a qualitatively new character. The paper points out the advantages and risks of digitalisation in health care. The author argues that new recordings of health care will also change the proof of misconduct in court and administrative proceedings. The author explores the examined issues using the desk research method to analyse recent doctrinal views and the case law.
The author underlines specific areas of investigation on which the plaintiff, the administrative authority and the prosecution must focus. In conclusion, the paper introduces Czech legal practice and case law examples.

KEYWORDS

digitalisation, health care, malpractice, prosecution, desk research, case law

REFERENCE

NORDSCI Conference proceedings 2022, Book 1,Volume 5, ISSN 2603-4107, ISBN 978-619-7495-27-0, DOI paper 10.32008/NORDSCI2022/B1/V5/15, Pages 161 - 169 pp