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
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.
How Do I Register for My Health Record?
- You can register at your local General Practice – click here to search the National Health Services directory here to see which GP’s in your area are My Health Record Ready
- Or, click here to find out other ways to register.