Clearly, every country has its own medical system. I do not know what the single source of legality tends to be, but I assume the government appoints a minister of health, and the minister of health somehow oversees who is allowed to practice medicine, how, and where, and who will be in charge of important topics like drug legality and medical ethics. Apparently, the World Health Organization has an international health standard that is “legally binding in 196 countries”. (here)
Does that mean it is legally possible to create an international telemedicine product (as in, as much of health services as possible, like talking to a doctor, or getting medicine delivered, fast through an app)? The company would provide the same service but adapt it to any medical regulations of each country. In fact, the company would mainly be a vendor of a medium between doctors and patients already existing and practicing, in each country.
However, I guess my point was precisely that - internationalizing health care. In theory, in the global, digital times, it does not make that much sense that an American living in Germany could not get telemedicine from America with the same level of convenience - for example, German insurance covering it, and the American prescription being somewhat valid.
Maybe that is how things already are. People do sometimes have to travel for medical treatment and country’s medical systems do have to permit a degree of interoperability.
I guess the bottom line is that medicine is like any other sector, every country is its own authority and creates its own system, including law, business, education, etc.
What I’m trying to figure out is if that means it is already totally possible for an international telemedicine service which can connect you with a doctor in any country and give a prescription; but you would just need to figure out how to use that diagnosis in your country.
My conclusion is I think this is legal. Is there some aspect of this I don’t know about?