Welcome to My Health Record
My Health Record is a secure online summary of your health information. You can control what goes into it, and who is allowed to access it. You can choose to share your health information with your doctors, hospitals and other healthcare providers.
Other questions you might have:
- Find out about the benefits of having a record
- Visit our frequently asked questions
- Learn more about privacy and security
- Find out what's new
- View the latest My Health Record statistics
Tiger's My Health Record Story
“I’ve been a plant operator and miner all my life. Consequently, I suffer all the problems of a plant operator and miner. In old age, it’s caught up with me,” said Lionel Corrigan, also affectionately known as Tiger.
Tiger is no stranger to the medical system, having had his first heart ‘turn’ over 20 years ago. Since then he has had a triple bypass and developed a myriad of chronic health conditions including irregular blood pressure, diabetes, prostate cancer, emphysema and a triple bypass, which has seen him in and out of hospitals multiple times.
Dr Ron Malpas from Strive Health in Townsville is Lionel’s long-term and trusted GP. Ron is always on the lookout for ways to support his patients to manage their health better, and as a supporter of digital health, he suggested that Lionel could benefit from getting a My Health Record. “Tiger visits a lot of different specialists – cardiologists, urologists and endocrinologists – so there’s complex issues that need to be managed. Often, those specialists don’t communicate with each other.
By using My Health Record, important information is brought together so there’s a coordinated approach to his care,” said Ron.
Even though Lionel is a bit ‘old-school’ when it comes to technology, what he really likes is that his information is online and available to his GP and all other healthcare providers involved in his treatment.
Almost 21% of Australia's population is registered for a My Health Record
Keep up-to-date with the latest statistics on the My Health Record here.
Over 5 million people have a My Health Record, with an average of 1 new record being created every 38 seconds.
10,243 healthcare providers are connected, including GPs, hospitals, pharmacies, aged care residential services, allied health.
12,249,569 prescription and dispense records have been uploaded.
Over 2 million clinical documents uploaded.
A My Health Record for every Australian in 2018
The Australian Government announced in the 2017 Budget the creation of a My Health Record for every Australian to begin nationally from mid 2018.
If you don’t already have a My Health Record, a new record will be automatically created for you, unless you choose not to have one.
Would you like more information? We can email* you about the My Health Record system, the automatic record creation process occurring in 2018 and details about what you need to do, and by when, if you do not want a record automatically created for you. Please enter your email address below:
Public consultation on developing a framework for secondary use of My Health Record data
The Department of Health is seeking public views on whether data in the My Health Record system should be made available for secondary use, and if so, how should it be used. HealthConsult have been engaged to undertake public consultations and develop a framework governing the secondary use of data in the MHR system.
Consultations will run from 5 October to 17 November 2017, and will include public consultation paper, a call for written submissions, an online survey, a national public webinar, workshops and interviews with stakeholders in each Australian state and territory, and telephone interviews with registered stakeholders.
Go to myhealthrecorddata.healthconsult.com.au to register your interest, receive updates via email and access the relevant documents.