Telemedicine in Russia
Since January 1, 2018, the law on telemedicine in our country has come into force.
With the help of telemedicine, it is possible to conduct consultations of doctors and monitor the patient’s health. People can get a help by electronic means of communication, both in emergency and in planned cases.
However, only those doctors and institutions that receive special permits are allowed to be treated in absentia.
At the moment, two services are actively working in Russia: Yandex.Health and Doc +. Last year Yandex.Health had provided only information consultations, and from January 2018 the company received a medical license and can legally provide telemedicine services.
Telemedicine assistance can be provided free of charge to patients – within the framework of the state guarantees program and at the expense of the Federal Mandatory Medical Insurance Fund, and for a fee – within the system of additional medical insurance at the expense of organizations and funds of Russians.