My Health Record is an online summary of a person’s significant health information. You control what goes into your record, and who is allowed to access it. It enables you to share your health information with doctors, hospitals and other healthcare providers from anywhere, any time.
Healthcare providers such as GPs, specialists and pharmacists can add clinical documents about your health to your record. This includes:
• an overview of your health uploaded by your doctor, called a Shared Health Summary. This is a useful reference for new doctors or other healthcare providers that you visit
• hospital discharge summaries
• reports from test and scans, like blood tests
• medications that your doctor has prescribed to you
• referral letters from your doctors.
Every Australian will be given one by the end of 2018, unless they choose to opt out.
How will I benefit from having a My Health Record?
your important healthcare information will be available in one place online, easily accessible by your authorised doctors, specialists or hospitals
in a medical emergency, healthcare providers can see your health information to provide you the best possible care quickly
you won’t need to worry about having to remember and repeat your or your child’s health history with different or new healthcare providers
you can control who sees what information in your My Health Record
your privacy will be respected
you can view your information securely online if you’re travelling, or have moved interstate.
What is Primary Health Tasmania’s role in the My Health Record expansion?
Primary Health Networks (PHNs) across the country are supporting the community as well as healthcare providers including general practice, pharmacists, specialist and allied health professionals by raising awareness about the national expansion.