This year you will get a My Health Record, unless you opt out
Below is information on My Health Record provided by the Australian Government.
More information is available at: MyHealthRecord.gov.au or through the Help line on 1800 723 471
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 in one place such as:
This means safer and more efficient care for you and your family.
It's your choice who sees your My Health Record and what's in it. You can choose to share your information with the healthcare providers involved in your care. By allowing them to upload, view and share documents in your My Health Record, they will have a more detailed picture with which to make decisions, diagnose and provide treatment.
My Health Record has various safeguards in place to protect you information including encryption, firewalls and secure login.
You don't have to do anything. A secure My Health Record will be created for you by the end of 2018 if you have a Medicare or Department of Veterans' Affairs card.
However, if you don't want a My Health Record, let us know by 15 October 2018 by visiting the website or calling the Help line.