My Health Record
Last updated May 19, 2023
My Health Record is a secure online summary of an individual’s health information. 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, healthcare providers can access timely information about their patients, such as shared health summaries, discharge summaries, prescription and dispense records, pathology reports and diagnostic imaging reports. The patient can control what information goes into their My Health Record and which organisations have access to it.
My Health Record supports better and well-coordinated treatment, while preventing unnecessary tests, harmful side effects caused by medication mix-ups, or even avoidable hospital admissions.
Authorised healthcare providers can access My Health Record via a clinical information software system that conforms to the requirements of the Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA).
A full list of conformant software products is available on the ADHA website
Using a conformant clinical information software system to access a patient’s My Health Record allows an authorised healthcare provider to both view the record and upload documents to it.
Authorised healthcare providers can view a patient’s My Health Record without a conformant clinical information software system by using the Provider Portal.
Electronic access to these clinical documents supports the continuity of care and improves the interactions between healthcare providers and patients.
Important patient information will be available to you quickly and exactly when needed. Other benefits include more time with patients – less time chasing clinical information and investigations, resending or chasing referrals, scanning, printing, filing and posting.