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My Health Record

Austin Health is participating in the My Health Record system.

What is My Health Record?

My Health Record is the national digital health record system.

The system provides an online summary of an individual's key health information. It brings together health information from health care providers, Medicare and the patient.

How does it help 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, such as medications 
  • Helping you and your healthcare providers to better manage complex or chronic conditions

What does it include?

Doctors, pathologists and pharmacists can add clinical documents to your record.

A clinical document contains information about your health and care. There are a wide range of clinical documents that can be added.

Find out more about the type of information stored in My Health Record.

Controlling your privacy

My Health Record is a safe and secure system that stores your health information. You can take further steps to control your privacy by limiting who has access to your record.

Find out more about how to control access to your record.

Getting help

To find out more about My Health Record:

  • Visit My Health Record
  • Call the My Health Record Help Line on 1800 723 471
  • Visit a Medicare Service Centre

How we use My Health Record

If you have My Health Record:

  • Austin Health clinicians can view your My Health Record in order to provide you with healthcare
  • Austin Health has strict policies and procedures to ensure that the privacy of your information is protected
  • Austin Health will upload inpatient discharge summaries to your My Health Record automatically

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

If you do not consent to this, let us know at your next visit or call Health Information Services on 03 9496 5447.