How Covid changed telemedicine in Italy: Current status and next steps
In Italy, the Covid-19 pandemic rapidly accelerated implementation of telemedicine, which then was named one of the top priorities in the National Recovery and Resilience Plan. Mission No. 6 of that plan (Health) earmarks EUR 1 billion for the development of telemedicine to provide healthcare locally.
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.
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
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.
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.