What is My Health Record?
My Health Record is a secure online summary of an individual’s health information and is available to all Australians. Healthcare providers authorised by their healthcare organisation can access My Health Record to view and add to their patients’ health information.
My Health Record does not replace existing health records. Rather, it supplements these with a high-value, shared source of patient information that can improve care planning and decision making.
Information available through My Health Record can include a patient’s health summary, medication prescribing and dispensing history, pathology reports, diagnostic imaging reports and discharge summaries.
All you need to know about My Health Record in 1 minute.
You can find My Health Record information specific to your usual place of work below:
- General practice
- Community pharmacy
- Allied health
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health services
- Practice management
Important patient information will be available to you quickly and when you need it. Other benefits include more time with patients, less time chasing clinical information and investigations, resending or chasing referrals, scanning, printing, filing and posting.
This, in turn, will lead to better information sharing between different sources, for example between GPs and hospitals.
Benefits to General Practitioners
Benefits to Practice Managers
Benefits to Nurses
Registered nurse, Rachel Roy talks about the benefits of My Health Record and how using it means nurses can spend more time with their patients and less time searching for information in this short video.
Benefits to Pharmacists
Benefits to Allied Health
Jamie Marshall, a clinical psychologist reflects about the benefits and uses of My Health Record in allied healthcare settings in this interview with Dr Jo Burnand, FRACMA.
Find out more about the benefits to healthcare professionals.
Clinical software summary sheets
A range of general practice and pharmacy software summary sheets with step-by-step instructions for interacting with My Health Record can be found here.
Clinical software simulators and demonstrations
A range of general practice and pharmacy software simulators on use of My Health Record can be found here.
These simulators are regularly updated as new features become available.
CPD accredited eLearning Modules
Online training courses are currently available for those working in general practice, hospitals, nursing, community pharmacy and allied health.
The training introduces My Health Record and outlines its benefits, features and functionalities.
Contact the Gippsland PHN Digital Health team at Digital.Health@gphn.org.au for resources and more information specific to your place of work.