Ethical implications of online healthcare data sharing in the Indian context

Indian J Med Ethics. 2022 Oct-Dec;VII(4):341-342. doi: 10.20529/IJME.2022.025. Epub 2022 Mar 26.


Technology is not only changing the way doctors and patients communicate, but also how physicians interact with other healthcare providers. This interaction has increasingly begun to be over online media such as telemedicine networks/instant messaging apps/social media/emails. The Covid-19 pandemic has further spurred the rapid adoption of these digital healthcare technologies, amplifying the potential risks for data breach of sensitive personal information.

MeSH terms

  • COVID-19*
  • Delivery of Health Care
  • Humans
  • Information Dissemination
  • Pandemics
  • Telemedicine*