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Security & confidentiality


Using telemedicine services threatens the patient’s information security and confidentiality. According to the General Medical Council (GMC), clinical specialists need to make sure of the confidentiality of a patient’s electronic data while receiving, storing, and transferring the data. They should feel responsible for the security and confidentiality of electronic data. It has been observed that the foremost concern patients have about receiving telemedicine services is with the confidentiality of the information they provide. To remove the concern just mentioned, NHS has published a guideline for the trust committee so as to meet legal and ethical expectations.