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5 Oct
The new standards for territorial care and telemedicine services in accordance with Ministerial Decree 77/2022
On June 22, 2022, the decree of the Ministry of Health No. 77 on “Models and standards for the development of territorial care in the National Health Service” (the “Document”) was published in the Official Gazette.
6 Jul
Telemedicine: When is software a medical device? The Court responds
On February 23, 2012, the Regional Administrative Court of Lombardy—seat of Milan—issued a ruling on the qualification as a medical device of a software platform used to provide healthcare services remotely.
Electronic prescriptions: the current modalities of transmission from doctors to patients and from patients to pharmacies are extended until 31st December 2022
31 Mar
National Platform for Telemedicine: Agenas launches a request for proposals to set up a Public/Private Partnership
Taking advantage of the resources made available under the Next Generation EU Plan, the Italian Government has decided to launch a project for the planning, implementation and delivery of IT services facilitating access to the National Platform for Telemedicine.
7 Feb
New incentives from the Italian Government to promote telemedicine in pharmacies
As was recently demonstrated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the development of telemedicine has been an important tool in the containment of the disease.
15 Dec 21
New national guidelines on telerehabilitation
Last October, the State-Regions Conference approved a document submitted by the Ministry of Health containing national guidelines for the delivery of telerehabilitation services by healthcare professionals.
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September 21, 2022
Payback for medical devices: Decree quantifying the exceeding of the expenditure ceiling for medical devices at national and regional level for the years 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 published ...
September 1, 2022
The 2021 annual law for market and competition addressing, as to the healthcare sector, reimbursement of drugs, intermediate distribution, patent linkage and institutional accreditation of p...
July 19, 2022
Guidelines for the implementation of the Electronic Health Record (EHR) to ensure dissemination, uniformity and accessibility of the EHR at national level now published in the Official Gazet...
June 6, 2022
The National Coordination Centre for Ethics Committees published new draft agreements for conducting clinical trials on drugs and medical devices
April 27, 2022
EU Medical Device Coordination Group (MDCG) approves “Guidance” on the borderline between medical devices and medicinal products in order to support the uniform application of Regulation...
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