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, unless they chose not to have one and opted out.
My Health Record is an online summary of your key health information. Over time, My Health Record will bring together health information from different healthcare providers such as shared health summaries, discharge summaries, prescription and dispense records, pathology reports and diagnostic imaging reports in one place.
The key benefits of the My Health Record system are:
For more information, visit https://www.myhealthrecord.gov.au/.
As a general practitioner, you can assist your patients with answering questions about My Health Record though the My Health Record FAQs about opt-out and record creation.
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