GPs advised to avoid ‘absurd’ PCEHR

Medical indemnity insurers are warning GPs not to take part in the looming national e-health system as they will be liable if patient records are hacked.

Under conditions labelled “absurd” by MDA National, GPs wanting to take part in the personally controlled electronic health record (PCEHR) scheme would have to sign a contract agreeing that the government is not liable for breaches of patients’ records.

Doctors’ medical indemnity insurance policies would also not cover them if someone in their practice