A HEALTH department backdown has freed GPs of liability for “compromised or hacked” e-health records but the government is still demanding GPs obtain permission from the author of every document they upload to the system before doing so.
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MDOs and GP organisations have refused to endorse the national e-health record system less than a month from the launch date, amid concerns it will lead to a spike in complaints and the cost of medical insurance.
AS THE government continues to bargain with GP groups over the conditions practices must agree to when using the national e-health record system, experts have warned the legal liabilities attached to the records could push premiums up.
GENERAL practice has again topped the list of specialties associated with medical indemnity claims according to a report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).
MO looks back 10 years, casting a fresh eye over what made the news in 2002. Then we hit the fast-forward button to see what’s changed.
THE health department will rewrite the “unfair” conditions of registration for the personally controlled e-health records (PCEHR) system, which required practices to assume all liability and grant unrestricted departmental access to their premises and records.
MEDICAL defence organisations have added to the chorus urging the government to delay the launch of the personally controlled e-health record (PCEHR) and warned GPs will have to overhaul their practices to comply with the system’s data security provisions.