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.
Approx. 23% 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 5.5 million people have a My Health Record, with over 18,000 new records being created every week.
10,754 healthcare providers are connected, including GPs, hospitals, pharmacies, aged care residential services, allied health.
Over 17 million prescription and dispense records have been uploaded.
Over 4.5 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 by the end of 2018.
If you don’t already have a My Health Record, a new record will be created for you, unless you choose not to have one.
There's no need to wait, you can register for a My Health Record now.
Would you like more information? We can email* you about the My Health Record system and the record creation process. We’ll send you details about what you need to do, and by when, if you do not want a record created for you. Please enter your email address below:
Privacy and access toMy Health Record
You control what goes into your My Health Record, and who is allowed access to it. You can choose to share your health information with your doctors, hospitals and other healthcare providers.
Only authorised healthcare providers involved with your care have access to your My Health Record.
You can choose to enable extra restrictions in your record, including which healthcare providers can access your record. You can also flag certain documents as ‘limited access’ to control who can view these documents. My Health Record keeps a log of every access to your record, which you can view any time.
Find out more about the security and privacy of your My Health Record.