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We are here to assist with the effective uptake and use of digital health tools among communities and individuals, clinicians and other primary healthcare providers.

In the 2017 Budget, the Federal Government announced a commitment to expanding the My Health Record system. By the end of 2018, every Australian who has not opted out will have a My Health Record.

My Health Record provides a secure online summary of an individual’s health information. It enables easier, more accurate sharing of information within all parts of the health system, including between medical practitioners, allied health professionals, pharmacists, hospitals and aged care.

My Health Record provides a foundation for putting the patient at the centre of their health care journey and increasing the efficiency and co-ordination of health care services for them.

What is in a My Health Record?

Through the My Health Record system you will access timely information about your patients such as shared health summaries, event summaries, discharge summaries, prescription and dispense records, pathology reports and diagnostic imaging reports.

Click here to learn more about what is in a My Health Record.

Benefits

Positive behaviour change as a result of My Health Record is what drives benefits realisation. The Australian Digital Health Agency is working closely with a range of stakeholders to implement a range of programs to support these changes and to measure benefits of the My Health Record system.

Key benefits of the My Health Record system:

  • Helps avoid adverse drug events.
  • Enhances patient self-management.
  • Improves systems through secondary use of data.
  • Improves patient outcomes.
  • Reduces time gathering information.
  • Avoids duplication of services.

Video for general practitioners: Dr Chris Moy and Dr Meredith Makeham discuss the range of benefits of the My Health Record

Video for Pharmacists and Allied Health practitioners: Dr Shane Jackson explains the benefits of My Health Record

Resources

My Health Record has information for healthcare professionals on how to register and set-up your practice to the system, how to view and upload information, how to support consumers with questions about privacy and security and a range of tools and training modules.

How to register

For information on how to register for My Health Record click on the relevant link below:

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Click here and you can find out how to:

  • Access training and resources
  • Inform and support patients
  • View and upload clinical information
  • Understand privacy, security and consent
  • Get help and support 

If you would like support to find out more information or how to register, contact the NCPHN My Health Record Team on (02) 6618 5400 or email enquiries@ncphn.org.au.

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My Health Record is an online summary of your health information. You control what goes into your record, and who is allowed to access it. Share your health information with doctors, hospitals and other healthcare providers from anywhere, any time. Having a My Health Record means that your important health information can be digitally stored in one place.

Every Australian will receive a My Health Record, but you will have a choice to opt-out during the three-month period from 16 July to 15 October 2018.

As more people and their healthcare providers use the My Health Record system, Australia’s national health system will become better connected. This will result in faster and more efficient care for you and your family.

Click here to learn more about My Health Record.

What are the benefits of My Health Record for you?

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.

We respect your privacy.

To create a My Health Record, we will collect information about you and your children from Medicare and some other government bodies including your name, date of birth, and Medicare records from the last two years. Registered healthcare provider organisations such as general practices and hospitals will be able to access your My Health Record when providing healthcare to you.

Learn about the controls and privacy in place for you to manage your health information in MyHR: Security of the My Health Record system

people on the North Coast are benefitting from having a My Health Record. Are you?

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This video showcases the story of consumer user Ian Gillies as he talks about the benefits of having a My Health Record.

His GP, Dr Chris Moy, speaks about his experiences in using Ian’s record also.

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How Do I Register for My Health Record?

  1. You can register at your local General Practice – click here to search the National Health Services directory here to see which GPs in your area are My Health Record ready.
  2. To learn other ways you can register for a My Health Record, click here.

Access your My Health Record anywhere, anytime via these authorised mobile apps.

Learn more

Click here and you can find out how to:

  • Access My Health Record 
  • Manage my record 
  • Manage my privacy and security 
  • Opt out or cancel 
  • Get help and assistance 

If you would like support to find out more information or how to opt out, contact the NCPHN My Health Record Team on (02) 6618 5400 or email enquiries@ncphn.org.au.

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