My Health Record lets you control your health information securely, in one place. This means your important health information is available when and where it’s needed, including in an emergency.
Australians are able to cancel and have their My Health Record permanently deleted from the system at any time in the future. Similarly, individuals who may have opted out can create a record at any stage if they choose.
When you have a My Health Record, your health information can be viewed securely online, from anywhere, at any time – even if you move or travel interstate.
A My Health Record also allows healthcare providers involved in your care to view your health records. Health professionals can:
- Share documents
This gives them a more detailed picture with which to make decisions, diagnose and provide treatment to you.
For a healthcare provider such as a doctor or pharmacist to use to the My Health Record system they must:
- Work for an organisation which is registered with the My Health Record System Operator.
- Use conformant clinical software containing an authenticated digital certificate to access the My Health Record system.
There are strict rules and regulations about who can see and use your My Health Record to protect your information from misuse. No information can be released to law enforcement or a government agency without your consent or an order from a judicial officer. Nobody is permitted to access, or ask you to disclose, any information within your My Health Record for insurance or employment purposes.
My Health Record has multi-layered and strong safeguards in place to protect your information including:
- Secure login
- Authentication mechanisms
- Audit logging
Following the conclusion of the opt-out period, records are now available. Helpful information is available on the My Health Record website to help people access and use their My Health Record for the first time including setting extra privacy controls and personal preferences.
You can securely access your My Health Record via the myGov portal.
If you do not have a myGov account, find instructions on how to create one and link it to your My Health Record.