Telemedicine allows health care professionals to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients at a distance using telecommunications technology. The approach has been through a striking evolution in the last decade and it is becoming an increasingly important part of the healthcare system.
Telemedicine was recognized in malaysia since the 90’s, but most of us have never heard of this until now. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has result in the increase demand and popularity in this form of healthcare delivering method. The Telemedicine Act 1997 (Laws of Malaysia) was enacted to regulate and control the practice of telemedicine and other connect matters. It covers who can practice telemedicine, how to apply to practice telemedicine, and the setting of telemedicine practice standards.