My Health Record: Your Health In Your Hands
By the end of 2018, My Health Record will be created for every Australian, unless you choose to opt out by November 15, 2018.
Johnston has a number of chronic conditions which is why she finds having a My Health Record invaluable.
“I find My Health Record to be extremely beneficial as I see a wide variety of health professionals including six different specialists. Now I have My Health Record, when I go back to the GP I don’t have to worry about remembering medications and test results because I know it’s available,” Sandra said.
Some key things to remember about My Health Record:
- Your important healthcare information is available online, and easily accessible by you, your doctors, specialists or hospitals.
- Because healthcare providers have access to clinical information, they may have a more detailed picture with which to make clinical decisions, diagnose and provide treatment.
- In emergency situations, treating doctors can view information such as current medications and allergies.
- You can personally manage privacy and control access to your My Health Record including what information gets uploaded and who has access.
- You don’t need to remember the dates of tests, medicine names or dosages.
- When moving interstate or travelling, your information can be viewed securely online.
- My Health Record has multi-layered and strong safeguards in place to protect your information.
For more information visit: myhealthrecord.gov.au or call 1800 723 471.