My Health Record – what it is, how it will affect you

By the end of 2018, a My Health Record will be created for every Australian unless they choose not to have one. My Health Record is an online summary of your key health information.

When you have a My Health Record, your health information can be viewed securely online, from anywhere, at any time – even if you move or travel interstate. You can access your health information from any computer or device that’s connected to the internet.

Whether you’re visiting a GP for a check-up, or in an emergency room following an accident and are unable to talk, healthcare providers involved in your care can access important health information, such as allergies, medicines you are taking, medical conditions you have been diagnosed with and pathology test results like blood tests.

This can help you get the right treatment. You don’t need to be sick to benefit from having a My Health Record. It’s a convenient way to record and track your health information over time.

People who choose not to have a My Health Record will be able to opt-out during a three-month opt-out period between 16 July and 15 October, 2018. 

For a 60 second video explaining how My Health Record works click here

For further information go the My Health Record Website here