The “fourth industrial revolution” has started to disrupt the Indonesian healthcare system. It was never imagined before that hundreds of doctors in Indonesia would provide consultations to patients or “consumers” in different ways. Many patients no longer visit doctors. Consultations and therapeutic communications can be done online through cell phones. Interestingly, doctors receive compensation not from a hospital, but from a start-up company listed as a digital enterprise, not a healthcare provider. It is estimated that such enterprises would continue to grow.
This innovation has ethical, legal and social implications. These include those for medical education institutions responsible for producing thousands of new doctors on various campuses in Indonesia each year.
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