Description (short summary):
The successful development of telehealth services necessitates a high level of trust among clinicians, healthcare and support practitioners, service users and carers. The need for such trust has repeatedly been called for by the European Commission, Governments in Member Sates and both patient and service user representative organisations.
This document constitutes the first draft of the European Code of Practice for Telehealth Services. In addressing telehealth services, it complements emerging guidance that focuses on technological and legal requirements. Crucially, as well as providing a benchmark against which telehealth services will be able to be measured, the Code will guide service developments and support the necessary paradigm shift by which more people will be able to take greater responsibility for their own health. In so doing, health, in both its clinical and wellness senses, will be addressed and will be seen as relevant to people of all ages.
Number of pages: 36