Breakthrough in GP e-health liability

The Department of Health and Ageing has agreed to scrap controversial contract conditions that would have made GPs liable if someone in their practice hacked into a patient’s electronic health record.

Medical indemnity insurers met with government officials on Tuesday to try to resolve a dispute over a draft of the contract that GPs will have to sign to  participate in the personally controlled electronic health record system (PCEHR).

Last week Associate Professor Julian Rait, president of MDA National