Insurance coverage for healthcare IT software, to protect healthcare IT companies from damages inflicted by their software

Ah. well they should be protected, with the number of physicians unhappy with the Healthcare IT systems rising. We ll thank goodness patients will also get third party coverage if the software errs.

Chubb Group of Insurance Companies has established the “Healthcare Information Technology” liability insurance to protect Healthcare IT companies.

Over 1,000 companies supply information technology products and services to the healthcare and medical research industries in the US and Canada would be happy to hear that

An integrated liability solution from Chubb can help protect healthcare information technology companies from:

  • general and products liability when software or hardware that is defective or contains inaccurate or incomplete information causes or contributes to patient injuries;
  • errors and omission liability when a product defect or service deficiency results in economic injury to a customer;
  • third-party liability to patients, healthcare providers and others associated with database security breaches; and
  • costs incurred to comply with state, federal

Chubb is targeting Healthcare Information Technology Companies providing any of the following services

  • Electronic health record system providers
  • Clinical decision support system providers
  • Telehealth and health information exchanges
  • Practice management system providers
  • Payor system providers
  • Drug discovery firms
  • Clinical informatics firms
  • Healthcare systems consulting firms

 

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Twittering Clinical Trials!

Healthcare IT start-up TrialX has launched an application that allows the 4 million to 6 million (and growing) Twitter users to find clinical trials. Users can query (tweet) TrialX using the keywords .

In about a minute, says TrialX, you’ll receive a reply tweet with a tinyurl link to the TrialX page containing matching trials.

So not to let go off my information junkie attitude and eagerness to learn new  things. I also started my own twitter at  http://twitter.com/clinicalSearch I have also started following the twitters from Jae Chung of GoBalto he is very active in Linkedin where I found him firsty. And also twitter of Patient Recruitment Company MediciGlobal and ClinicalTrialApp twitter from iPhoneClinial Trials

I agree twiiter application are helpful in AERS reporting along with other tools . I love see how they can add value as standalone tools

Microsoft acquires health-care software company

Microsoft has acquired the assets of Global Care Solutions Ltd., a health-care software company in Bangkok, Thailand

Global Care Solutions comprises a fully integrated hospital information system and Radiology RIS/PACS complete with image archiving, patient and bed management, laboratory, pharmacy, radiology, pathology, financial accounting, materials management and HR systems

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