My Health Record

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July 12, 2018

Every Australian will have a My Health Record, unless they choose not to have one during the opt-out period that will run until 31 January 2019.

My Health Record brings together health information from healthcare providers across the sector, allowing important patient information to be shared between them.

The electronic access to these clinical documents supports the continuity of care and improves the interactions between healthcare providers and patients.

My Health Record does not replace existing health records. Rather, it supplements these with a high-value, shared source of patient information that can include:

  • a patient’s shared health summary (e.g. diagnoses, current medications, allergies and adverse reactions)
  • medication prescribing and dispensing history the Medicines Information View
  • discharge summaries
  • specialist letters
  • referrals
  • Advanced Care Planning information
  • information about a patient’s past health events pathology reports
  • diagnostic imaging reports
  • child development information.

Further information can be found on the My Health Record website (external link).

This article was updated 15 November 2018.