My Health Record is a Commonwealth Government initiative to allow patients to create a personal online e-health record that contains important medical information for health practitioners to access in different locations. This can be particularly useful for patients with chronic medical conditions who see a number of specialists and sometimes require hospital care.
Your GP will be able to upload a Shared Health Summary to your Health Record. This will list your allergies, medications, significant medical conditions and immunisations.
Currently the My Health Records are also collecting information about:
• Medicare items claimed
• PBS medications prescribed and dispensed,
• children’s immunisation records
• Australian Organ Donor registry information
We have been advised by the Local Health District that hospitals are also ready to upload discharge summaries. In the longer term pathology and radiology reports will also be uploaded to your My Health Record.
Erskineville Doctors is already set up to access and upload information to your MyHealth Records. You can register for MyHealth Records at www.myhealthrecord.gov.au and if you already have a myGov account it can be linked to this account.
We can arrange assisted registration for our regular patients if you fill out a form giving us permission. You will need to have your Medicare card and photo ID for us to do this. Forms are available in our waiting room.
Once your registration is done you will receive a code (IVC) via SMS or email to access your health record online. You will be able to:
add personal health notes and emergency contact details
register your children for a My Health Record
set privacy controls to allow you to control what information is uploaded and who is able to look at your record.
For more information about the privacy of your health information go to www.oaic.gov.au/individuals/faqs-for-individuals/health/resources-on-health-for-individuals.
Disclaimer: Erskineville Doctors does not administer the My Health Record program. This is a summary based on information available at https://myhealthrecord.gov.au. Patients are asked to read more detail at this website. Patients should review their medical records with their doctor before any information is uploaded to their MyHealth Record.