Getting Started with My Health Record

Available to all Australians, My Health Record is an electronic summary of an individual’s key health information, drawn from their existing records and is designed to be integrated into existing local clinical systems.
Rolled out nationally in July 2012, it aims to give healthcare providers access to patient information such as medications, test results, discharge summaries, allergies and immunisations.
 
All Australians are now able to register either online, by phone or in person at a Medicare office or particpating practice. As the capability of the system develops over time, Australians who choose to participate will have their health information securely available to them and their approved healthcare providers when and where it is needed.

ACRRM is well positioned to deliver information and education with an emphasis on rural and remote practice and use of technology to optimise exposure to education. ACRRMs practical approach is required to ensure that the limitations as well as the benefits are understood so clinicians can make fit for purpose decisions regarding the application of eHealth within their practice and their practice population.

ACRRM includes eHealth in it's Primary Curriculum ( IMIT syllabus) which defines the key knowledge, skills and abilities for the future rural generalist workforce https://www.acrrm.org.au/misc/curriculum/Default.htm.

We have applied those requisite abilities in an eHealth online education module which is freely available to College Members and registered users of this website http://www.ehealth.acrrm.org.au/node/1569


To get more information about setting up your practice for the My Health Record system contact your Primary Health Network: http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/content/primary_health_networks

For other Information: 

Organisations
Australian Digital Health Agency 

Tasked with improving health outcomes for Australians through the delivery of digital healthcare systems and the national digital health strategy for Australia, the Australian Digital Health Agency (the Agency) commenced operations on 1 July 2016. The Agency is responsible for all national digital health services and systems, with a focus on engagement, innovation and clinical quality and safety.   Our focus is on putting data and technology safely to work for patients, consumers and the healthcare professionals who look after them.

Website

www.myhealthrecord.gov.au – Support for registering consumers and health professionals. Information and further resources available for the My Health Record system

Helplines
Call 1800 723 471