My Health Record
My Health Record puts your health in your
Health Record is expanding and by the end of 2018, a record will be created for
every person with a Medicare or Department of Veterans’ Affairs card, unless
they choose not to have one.
million Australians have a My Health Record.
My Health Record is a secure online summary of a person’s
health information. Having a record means important health information
including allergies, medical conditions and treatments, medicine details, and
scan reports can be accessed through one system. It also allows people to take
more control of their own health and wellbeing, manage their children’s health,
and upload key documents, like advanced care directives.
Protecting patient information is critical and the My Health
Record system has strong safeguards in place to protect the health data. It is
also subject to some of the strongest legislation in the world to prevent
During the three month opt out period (16 July to 15 October
2018) people will have the opportunity to indicate if they want to opt out. In
the lead up to the opt out period, more information is available at the My Health Record website.