Easy access to health record
New online summary keeping all your medical history in one place
AUSTRALIANS will soon not have to worry about losing their health records, with the ability to store a summary online.
Monica McInnes and her family live in regional Australia and she is grateful to have their children’s health records safe and secure in the digital world, especially with the health needs of their children.
❝ Having individual and healthcare provider access to our important health information wins hands down. — Monica McInnes
“For me, balancing our health needs and care against any concerns around privacy and security was a no-brainer,” she said.
“Having individual and healthcare provider access to our important health information wins hands down.”
By the end of 2018, a My Health Record will be created for every Australian, unless they choose not to have one.
My Health Record provides an online summary of a person’s key health information.
It allows them to share and control their health information with doctors, hospitals and other healthcare providers from anywhere, at any time.
National Rural Health Alliance CEO, Mark Diamond, said having a My Health Record can be a life saver for people in the bush who don’t always have easy access to healthcare services.
“Australians living in rural and remote areas are more likely to end up in an emergency department from a heart attack, car accident or diabetic coma,” Mr Diamond said.
“If they’re unconscious, and the medical team doesn’t have access to their health history, the team may not be able to provide life-saving care.”
A My Health Record will be created for every Australian by the end of the year, but residents can opt out by November 15.
’A NO-BRAINER’: Having a My Health Record provides peace of mind for the McInnes family.