My Health Record
What is My Health Record?
My Health Record is a secure online summary of your health information. You can control what goes into it, and who is allowed to access it. You can choose to share your health information with your doctors, hospitals and other healthcare providers.
How would My Health Record Benefit me?
- Your important healthcare information will be available in one place online that is easily accessible by your authorised doctors, specialists, or hospitals. Even if you move or travel interstate, the information can be viewed securely online, anywhere, any time. If you want, you can access your health information from any computer with an internet connection. You control who can see it. Once it’s set up you don’t need to do anything.
- In a medical emergency, healthcare providers connected to the My Health Record system can see your health information to provide you the best possible care quickly. If you want, you can list any allergies, adverse reactions and medical conditions you may have to help healthcare providers give you better advice and treatment.
- You won’t need to worry about having to remember and repeat your health history like medicines, details of chronic conditions, and dates of recent tests with different or new healthcare providers. The same goes for your children’s health history like immunisations and medical tests.
- If you choose to you can control who sees what information in your My Health Record. There are strict rules and regulations on who can see or use your My Health Record to protect your health information from misuse or loss. There are penalties for anyone who breaks these.
What does My Health Record Contain?
Your My Health Record Could contain any of the following information that you have supplied your current GP Practice with:
You can also add your own information like:
If you want more information about My Health Record review further information on the MyHealthRecord.gov.au website or call the Help line on 1800 723 471.
If you would like to apply for a My Health Record or upload any information from your recent consults it is as easy talking to our friendly receptionists who are able to guide you through the process.