National Bowel Cancer Screening Program participants will now have their bowel screening results uploaded to the My Health Record (MHR).
Health has been working with the Program’s pathology service provider, Sonic Healthcare (Sonic) and the Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA) to implement this latest initiative in results reporting. When accessing bowel screening results through the MHR, participants will see a copy of the results letter they will have received from Sonic following testing of their returned samples.
In 2019, the Program’s Participant Details form was revised for transition in November to the National Cancer Screening Register and includes a check box on the last page for participants to select if they do not wish their bowel screening results to be uploaded to the MHR. If participants do not have one of the new Participant Details form, they can hand write on their form ‘Do not send reports to My Health Record’.
If a participant’s results are uploaded to the MHR and they want it removed, they can do this by:
- logging into their MHR and removing the result; or
- contacting the MHR Helpline which is available 24/7 on 1800 723 471.
Please note that participant’s bowel screening results are unable to be uploaded to the MHR retrospectively.
Further information about MHR is available from myhealthrecord.gov.au