My Health Record

The Australian Government has legislated that a My Health Record will be created for all Medicare and Department of Veterans’ Affairs card holders in Australia, unless they choose not to have one and opt out between 16th July 2018 and 31st January 2019.

My Health Record is an online summary of your key health information. Over time, My Health Record will bring together health information from different healthcare providers such as shared health summaries, discharge summaries, prescription and dispense records, pathology reports and diagnostic imaging reports in one place.

The key benefits of the My Health Record system are:

  • Reduced adverse drug events
  • Enhanced patient self-management
  • Improvements in patient outcomes
  • Reduce time gathering information
  • Avoided duplication of services

For more information, visit https://www.myhealthrecord.gov.au/.

As a general practitioner, you can assist your patients with answering questions about My Health Record though the   pdf My Health Record FAQs (52 KB)  (196 KB) about opt-out and record creation. 

 

My Health Record training workshops are being held across the region. Register your interest today.

You can contact the CESPHN My Health Record Team via myhealthrecord@cesphn.com.au for any queries or support required.