By the end of 2018, a My Health Record will be created for every person with a Medicare or Department of Veterans’ Affairs card, unless they choose not to have one.
Already 5.8 million Australians have a My Health Record, which is a secure online summary of a person’s health information.
Having a My Health Record means important health information – including allergies, medical conditions and treatments, medicine details and scan reports – can be accessed through one system.
My Health Record allows patients to take more control of their own health and wellbeing, manage their children’s health and upload key documents such as advance care directives.
During the three-month opt out period which runs from July 16 to October 15, people who do not want to have a My Health Record will have the opportunity to opt out.
NSW Health clinicians can access information about a patient’s recent health history from all NSW LHDs and the My Health Record.
General enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Technical support requests: EHNSW-HealtheNetSupport@health.nsw.gov.au
My Health Record Helpline: 1800 723 471 (select 1 for consumers, 2 for providers) or www.myhealthrecord.gov.au