My Health Record is the name of the national digital health record system. Having a My Health Record means your important health information like allergies, medical conditions and treatments, medicine details, and test or scan reports can be digitally available in one place.
Healthcare providers like doctors, specialists and hospital staff may be able to see it online from anywhere at any time when they need to, like in an accident or emergency.
As more people use the My Health Record system, Australia’s national health system will become better connected. This will result in faster and more efficient care for you and your family.
If you have a My Health Record, your records will be available to you online after they have been uploaded by a healthcare provider. If you haven’t already, talk to your GP and ask them to upload a Shared Health Summary. This is a document that summarises your important health information such as allergies and adverse reactions, medical history, treatments, medications and immunisations.
To register for a My Health Record:
Go to myhealthrecord.gov.au
Information provided by Australian Government, Australian Digital Health Agency.