Theme 14

Healthcare Management & Legal Issues

Though individuals are more of custodians and concerned of their own health and less of a consumer or a litigant, ethical and legal issues related to healthcare services are on the rise. This is more in a managed care scenario where insurance products and for-profit healthcare services are present. In addition, electronic health record, interoperability, data privacy have their own concerns. Management aspects in healthcare e.g. referral process from primary healthcare centres to tertiary healthcare centres are seen as important issues in ensuring timely and appropriate services.