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Austin Health clinicians are now able to access your My Health Record - but only if you have one.
This means that if you have a My Health Record:
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 or call Health Information Services on telephone 9496 5447.
My Health Record is the name of the national digital health record system. It is an online summary of an individual's key health information. It bring together health information from health care providers, Medicare and the patient. Over time, it may include details on a patient's medical conditions, discharge / health summaries, medicines, allergies and test results.
Between 16 July 2018 and 31 January 2019, Australians had the opportunity to make a choice to have a My Health Record, or to opt out by 31 January 2019 if they did not want a record created for them. A My Health Record has now been created for all Australians that did not opt out.
Before information can be added to a My Health Record it must first be activated. This can occur by an individual logging into their My Health Record or a registered health care provider searching for an individual's My Health Record.
Australians that did not opt out during the above period can still cancel their My Health Record at any time by:
If an individual has opted out but changes their mind in the future, they can register for a My Health Record at any time at the above website.
My Health Record can help you by:
All use of the My Health Record system is monitored by the Australian Digital Health Agency Cyber Security Centre. For further information, refer to the My Health Record website.
You also 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 to Austin Health if you have any concerns about this or call Health Information Services on telephone 9496 5447.