SW urged to embrace My Health Record for simpler, safer care

South West residents, especially seniors, are being encouraged to register online for My Health Record, for secure, safer, more convenient care.

Member for Forrest Nola Marino said the simple system puts local patients at the forefront and can help health professionals do their job faster.

“My Health Record is particularly useful people who travel from the South West around Australia,” Mrs Marino said.

“No matter where they are, this online system gives people control over their personal health information.

“Being registered on My Health Record means health professionals can quickly access this vital information at the point of care.”

My Health Record presents information from across the health system, through a GP uploading a shared health summary record, Medicare data, public and private pathology and radiology reports and hospital discharge summaries.

Comprehensive operator, process, and technology controls are in place to keep My Health Record secure and protect health records.

“Individuals can also control what information is in their My Health Record, and which health care provider organisations can access the information, with an extensive range of privacy settings,” Mrs Marino said.

More than five million Australians are already using My Health Record, with the Turnbull Government investing $374.2 million to further expand the system, allowing every Australian to have a My Health Record by December 2018, unless they choose to opt out.

For My Health Record information and to register, go to myhealthrecord.gov.au