My Health Record for healthcare providers
The Australian Government announced in the 2017 Budget a commitment to continue to expand the My Health Record system. A My Health Record will be created for every Australian who wants one after 31 January 2019.
Through the My Health Record system you will access timely information about your patients such as shared health summaries, discharge summaries, prescription and dispense records, pathology reports and diagnostic imaging reports
Positive behaviour change as a result of My Health Record is what drives benefits realisation. The Australian Digital Health Agency is working closely with a range of stakeholders to implement a range of programs to support these changes and to measure benefits of the My Health Record system.
The key benefits of the My Health Record system are:
- Avoid adverse drug events
- Enhanced patient self-management
- Improvements in patient outcomes
- Reduce time gathering information
- Avoided duplication of services.
The My Health Record website has information for healthcare professionals on how to register and set-up your practice to the system, how to view and upload information, how to support consumers with questions about privacy and security and a range of tools and training modules.
What do providers think of My Health Record?
General practitioners Dr Chris Moy and Dr Meredith Makeham talk about how My Health Record is enhancing interactions with their patients.
Digital Health hits the road with the Awabakal Medical Service