Medicolegal fears over e-records

More than 60% of doctors are concerned about the medicolegal risks of using the electronic health record system being rolled out from July.

The survey of 200 AMA members – including GPs and other specialists – also uncovered worries over the administrative impact on practice staff and the financial implications of both preparing for and using personally controlled e-health records (PCEHRs).

The system is voluntary but GPs are expected to become patients’ ‘nominated provider’, the health professional responsible for