An initiative of the federal government, My Health Record is a secure online summary of an individual’s health information and is available to all Australians. Health care professionals authorised by their health care organisation can access My Health Record to view and add patient health information.
Updated Health Records
Through the My Health Record system, authorised health care professionals can access timely information about their patients such as shared health summaries, discharge summaries, prescription and dispense records, pathology reports and diagnostic imaging reports. This allows health care professionals to have the most up-to-date information on their patients which is important, especially in an emergency situation.
As a patient, community members can control what goes into their My Health Record and who is allowed to access this information. Individuals can choose to share their health information with their doctors, hospitals and other health care professionals.
Registering or deleting your My Health Record
A My Health Record was created for every Australian who wanted one after 31 January 2019 following the federal government’s ‘opt-out’ period. Individuals can permanently delete their record at any time. Visit the My Health Record Frequently Asked Questions page for details on how to permanently delete your My Health Record.
If you didn’t have a My Health Record created, or deleted it and have changed your mind, you can register for a My Health Record via your MyGov account. Find out more information on how to register on the Department of Health’s website.
The Australian Digital Heath Agency has a large range of resources available for health care professionals and individuals regarding My Health Record, to help answer any questions, navigate the system and get a better understanding of what a My Health Record is and how it can be beneficial. We have provided some links below to popular resources:
Health care professionals can access the dedicated My Health Record webpage for more information including registering their organisation, how to view and upload clinical information and how to access training.