Remote healthcare to be allowed in Japan:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Japan's Ministry of Health and Welfare has decided to allow the use of telemedicine, enabling remote diagnosis and treatment to take place for the first time. For emergency cases, patients will need to undergo an initial face-to-face consultation with a doctor, but will be permitted to receive remote treatment thereafter. The Ministry is also planning to grant health insurance reimbursement for remote care by 1998, reports Japan Medical Review.