Be Wise with your health and your medicines

All Australians are encouraged to “be wise” with their pharmaceuticals during Be Medicine Wise Week from August 20-26. A great way to keep control your prescribed and dispensed medicines is using a My Health Record.

It can be frustrating trying to keep track of the details of your own health, especially if you take several different medications. My Health Record allows you to access important health information helping you remember details for your different healthcare providers. It can also act as a communicative tool between health providers, so recent tests and pathology reports can be viewed securely online in one place.

Individuals who do not want a record created for them can opt out before 15 October 2018 by visiting the My Health Record website or by calling 1800 723 471 for phone based assistance.