My Health Record is an online summary of some of your health information. Health information stored in your record can include information from you, your healthcare providers, and Medicare. It can be accessed by you through mygov.au, by any GP through their practice software, and hospital staff through their IT systems.This can be particularly useful for patients with chronic medical conditions who see a number of specialists and sometimes require hospital care.
From 16 July 2018 the Government has decided to implement the My Health Record as an “opt-out” system, meaning that you will have a My Health Record created for you unless you decide to opt out.
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
- Some hospital discharge summaries
In future 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.
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 Privacy and the My Health Record.
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.