My Health Record assists specialists in improving clinical care and providing better coordinated care for their patients. The use of a digital health platform such as My Health Record will help provide safe and easy access to key health information, support better clinical decision making, and provide consistency in documentation.
By using My Health Record, specialists can access an individual’s shared health summary, discharge summaries, pathology and diagnostic imaging reports, event summary, and prescription and dispensary records.
Using My Health Record
1. Register for My Health Record
Registration for access via conformant software
Conformant clinical software allows providers to upload, view and download information from an individual’s My Health Record (your software vendor can support this process). The Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA) has developed a simple access guide for conformant users.
Registration for access via National Provider Portal
The National Provider Portal allows access and viewing of an individual’s My Health Record, for those who do not have access to conformant software. To use, set up a provider digital access account. The ADHA has provided a simple access guide for this process.
2. Discuss My Health Record with your Patients
My Health Record requires knowledge around privacy, security and consent. A range of resources are available to assist you in communicating with your patients around these concerns, as well as how to use My Health Record.