Emergency meet on e-health indemnity

<p> Medical indemnity insurers are meeting with government officials Tuesday to try to resolve a stand-off that threatens to derail the national e-health system.</p> <p> Under <a href="http://www.australiandoctor.com.au/news/latest-news/gps-advised-to-avoid-absurd-pcehr" target="_blank">draft conditions labelled &ldquo;absurd&rdquo; </a>by MDA National, the Federal Government would require GPs participating in the personally controlled electronic health record system to sign a contract agreeing the government is not liable for breaches of patients&rsquo; records.</p> <p> Associate Professor Julian Rait, president of <a href="http://www.mdanational.com.au/" target="_blank">MDA National</a>, told <em>Australian Doctor </em>last week: &ldquo;The contract doctors have to sign will put the legal liability on the GP. Unless the government is prepared to accept its reasonable liability &hellip; we