Patient with Aboriginal Hospital Liaison Officer Jacob Nelson

Patients & Visitors

My Health Record

Austin Health is participating in the My Health Record system

Austin Health clinicians are now able to access your My Health Record.

In addition to being able to view your record, all inpatient discharge summaries will be uploaded to your My Health Record (if a record exists).

You have the right to withdraw your consent to have your Austin Health discharge summary uploaded to your My Health Record.

Please let us know at your next visit if you have any concerns about this.

What is a My Health Record?

My Health Record is the name of the national digital health record system. Having a My Health Record means your important health information including allergies, medical conditions and treatments, medicine details, test or scan reports can be digitally stored in one place.

This information can be easily and quickly accessed by participating healthcare providers when needed for your ongoing healthcare.

Will My Health Record be useful for me?

My Health Record can help you by:

  • Keeping track of your own health history
  • Enabling other health professionals you authorise to see your key health summary so you don't have to repeat it or worry about forgetting important information, like medications 
  • Helping you and your healthcare providers to better manage complex or chronic conditions
  • You can customise access to your My Health Record by setting access controls including restricting who can see your information, or cancel your record, at any time

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