The Australian Government has legislated that a My Health Record will be created for all Medicare and Department of Veterans’ Affairs card holders in Australia by the end of 2018, unless they choose not to have one.
My Health Record is an online summary of your key health information. More than 1 in 5 Australians already have one.
Over time, My Health Record will bring together health information such as medical conditions, medicines, allergies and test results in one place.
If you are happy for a My Health Record to be created for you by the end of 2018, you don’t need to do anything.
If you would like to learn more about My Health Record and its benefits, or about how to inform the government that you don’t want a My Health Record, visit myhealthrecord.gov.au
There will be a three month period commencing 16 July to 15 October 2018 when you can inform the Government of your choice to opt out of the My Health Record system. If you would like to register for when it does commence, please visit myhealthrecord.gov.au
For further information, the Australian Digital Health Agency has developed a Frequently Asked Questions and Answers document regarding the opt out period.
For Health Professionals
Additional information regarding the opt out dates will be provided to GPs and health professionals in the coming weeks. In the meantime, should you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our digital health team via email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, you can view the Australian Digital Health Agency media release in regards to the opt-out dates.
If you would like additional support, please contact Jo and Andrea from our digital health team for assistance with registration to the system, additional information and staff training.
Phone: (07) 4615 0900
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