Access timely patient information
My Health Record is a secure online summary of an individual’s health information and is available to all Australians. Healthcare providers authorised by their healthcare organisation can access My Health Record to view and add patient health information.
Through the My Health Record system you can access timely information about your patients such as shared health summaries, discharge summaries, prescription and dispense records, pathology reports and diagnostic imaging reports.
Country SA PHN has been actively supporting healthcare providers in country South Australia to connect to, upload and utilise My Health Record since its inception in 2012.
Most of the health information being uploaded to My Health Record is loading passively through other systems such as MBS, PBS and the AIR. Shared Health Summaries and Event Summaries can be uploaded by a patients regular GP, as well as patients themselves can manually add information to their own My Health Record.
Benefits of having a My Health Record
Your important healthcare information can be available in one place online that is easily accessible by your authorised doctors, specialists, or hospitals.
Even if you move or travel interstate, the information can be viewed securely online, anywhere, any time.
If you want, you can access your health information from any computer with an internet connection. You control who can see it. Once it’s set up you don’t need to do anything.
You won’t need to worry about having to remember and repeat your health history like medicines, details of chronic conditions, and dates of recent tests with different or new healthcare providers. The same goes for your children’s health history like immunisations and medical tests.
We respect your privacy.
To create a My Health Record, we will collect information about you and your children from Medicare and some other government bodies including your name, date of birth, and Medicare records from the last two years.
Registered healthcare provider organisations such as general practices and hospitals will be able to access your My Health Record when providing healthcare to you.
You can set access controls to restrict which healthcare providers can see your health information.
We don’t disclose your information to anyone else, unless required or permitted by law.
More information can be found at www.myhealthrecord.gov.au/privacy.
If you choose to you can control who sees what information in your My Health Record.
There are strict rules and regulations on who can see or use your My Health Record to protect your health information from misuse or loss. There are penalties for anyone who breaks these.
In a medical emergency, healthcare providers connected to the My Health Record system can see your health information to provide you the best possible care quickly.
If you want, you can list any allergies, adverse reactions and medical conditions you may have to help healthcare providers give you better advice and treatment.
What is included in your My Health Record?
You can also customise access to your My Health Record by setting access controls including restricting who can see your information, or cancel your record, at any time.