My Health Record
Mental Health Australia urges member organisations and mental health consumers and carers to support My Health Record, and to make an informed choice about online privacy.
My Health Record is an online summary of a person’s important health information that will assist GPs and other healthcare providers to make fully-informed treatment decisions. Australians can choose to have or cancel their My Health Record at any point in their life.
Having a My Health Record means that your important health information such as allergies, risk of chronic diseases, medication details, pathology and diagnostic imaging reports will be stored in one place.
New laws to strengthen the privacy and security of the My Health Record system have been introduced to enable a person to permanently delete their online health data at any time.
If you are concerned, you can learn more about keeping your information secure by downloading this information booklet (PDF). There are lots of simple security measures individuals can take to control the privacy of their digital health data.
Whether or not a My Health Record is right for you, all Australians should feel empowered to make an informed choice. If you’re still unsure, this Important overview of the pros, cons and questions about My Health Record can help.
OPTING OUT OF MY HEALTH RECORD
A My Health Record will be created for every Australian who hasn’t already opted-out by 31 January 2019. If you would like to opt-out or cancel your record at any time, visit the My Health Record website to complete the online process.
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