What is My Health Record?
By the end of 2018 every Australian will have a digital My Health Record, unless they actively choose not to. Having a My Health Record means that a summary of a person’s important health information like allergies, current conditions and treatments, medication details, pathology reports or diagnostic imaging reports can be digitally and securely stored in one place.
Healthcare providers like doctors, specialists, allied health providers and pharmacists can see these details online from anywhere at any time when they need to, such as in an accident or emergency. As more people use My Health Record, Australia’s national health system will become better connected. This will result in faster and more efficient care for all Australians and puts the patient in control of their record.
For more information or to create your own My Health Record online visit www.myhealthrecord.gov.au or call 1800 723 471. Follow WA Primary Health Alliance on Facebook via www.facebook.com/waphaphns to receive regular updates about what My Health Record can do for you: