My Health Record

What is the My Health Record?

By mid-December 2018, all Australians will receive a My Health Record which is a secure online summary of your child’s important health information. The record includes allergies, medical conditions and treatments, medicine details, advance care planning documents, and test and scan reports.

Benefits

My Health Record enables patients and families to control the information they share and what health care providers can see in their My Health Record. It has multiple layers of security and privacy, is underpinned by strong legislation and includes penalties for unauthorised access, use and disclosure of patient information.

Because the system is national, if you move interstate or between public and private providers, your child’s critical health information is still available at any time, wherever you go, from any computer or device that is connected to the internet.

You can also add information into your child’s My Health Record that may be important for your child’s healthcare providers to know, such as:

  • emergency contact details
  • current medications
  • allergy information and any previous adverse reactions
  • Indigenous status
  • Advanced Care Plan.

Learn more about My Health Record

What’s in a My Health Record?

How is my record used in an emergency?

Who can see my record?

What privacy and security controls can I set?

How secure is My Health Record?

How do I find out about opting out?

Frequently asked questions

My Health Record in your language

For further information about the system, including helpful videos, visit the My Health Record or call 1800 723 471.