As a consequence of the advance of the information society, providing health-care services has become largely dependent on information technologies, with public and private tele-surveillance and tele-assistance systems being introduced, as well as systems to allow health workers to communicate with one another, and even as a means of training.

Other relevant aspects of e-health are the introduction of electronic prescriptions and electronic medical reports, as well as the processing of health services over the Internet.

In this regard, and being aware that we are dealing with data communication, we advise our clients from both the public and private sectors about the legal implications involved in the use of these systems, in order to safeguard patients’ privacy or answer any other queries regarding IT-related issues in health care.