My Health Record is a secure online summary of a person’s significant health information.
The Australian Government has committed to expanding the My Health Record system and by the end of 2018, every Australian will have a My Health Record unless they choose not to have one.
What are the benefits to providers?
Through the My Health Record system you will access timely information about your patients such as shared health summaries, discharge summaries, prescription and dispense records, pathology reports and diagnostic imaging reports.
The key benefits of the My Health Record system are:
• avoid adverse drug events
• enhanced patient self-management
• improvements in patient outcomes
• reduce time gathering information
• avoided duplication of services.
“It gives me peace of mind that their accurate information will be accessible if it’s needed – especially after hours or in an emergency situation. I know that their accurate list of past medical history, and medications and allergies is all there if it’s needed.”
What type of information can it contain?
My Health Record can contain clinical, Medicare and personal information, such as:
shared health summary
hospital discharge summaries
prescription and dispensing information
patient-entered personal health summaries
health notes entered by the patient
advanced care planning documents.
Primary Health Networks (PHNs) across the country are supporting healthcare providers including general practice, pharmacists, specialist and allied health professionals by raising awareness and delivering educational activities.