My Health Record is an electronic record of your medical information.
The Australian Government, through its Digital Health Agency, is providing everyone a My Health Record which will allow Australia’s national health system to become better-connected resulting in safer, faster and more efficient care for you and your family.
An electronic My Health Record provides doctors, specialists and hospital clinicians access to an online summary of your patient information no matter where you are.
Everything from medical imaging results, to a list of prescribed medications, pathology results and discharge summaries can be included in My Health Record. It also includes alerts, allergies and immunisations.
For families with children with complex and chronic health conditions this is especially important. At every consultation with the different members of the multidisciplinary care team looking after you child, each clinician will be able to see the information registered from prior sessions by other clinicians.
Health information can be viewed securely online, anywhere, anytime – even if there’s a medical emergency or you move or travel interstate.
You can view your own health information on My Health Record from any computer or device connected to the internet.
If you missed the opt-out deadline of 31 January 2019 and a record is created for you, its still possible to permanently delete your record at any time.
If you opt out, you can get a My Health Record in the future.
Once you have completed the opt-out process, you cannot cancel your request.
However, if you decide later that you would like a My Health Record, you can re-register for one at any time by following the steps to register.
Information for 14-17 year olds
Did you know that once you turn 14, you can manage your My Health Record?
Remember that you can also determine who sees what information as well as which information you want to add to the Record.
- Information for 14–17 year olds about My Health Record
- How to opt out of My Health Record for 14-17 year olds
It’s up to you to decide who sees your My Health Record and what’s in it. You can choose to share your information with all or some of the healthcare providers involved in your child’s care.
By allowing your doctors to upload, view and share documents in My Health Record, they will have a more detailed picture with which to make decisions, diagnose and provide treatment.
You can also ask that some information not be uploaded to your record.
- Learn how to control who sees your information
- Read more about privacy and security of your health information
HealtheNet is the NSW partner for My Health Record.
HealtheNet is operated by eHealth NSW to connect your recent medical history from all NSW Local Health Districts with you My Health Record.
It provides NSW Health clinicians with secure and immediate access to this information.
HealtheNet also manages a clinical portal for Doctors, nurses and allied health providers and provides a secure GP messaging service.
What’s My Health Memory?
Don’t confuse My Health Memory with My Health Record. My Health Memory is an app that allows you to manage your appointments, review hospital documents and communicate with your care team at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.
My Health Memory is an initiative of The Sydney Children’s Hospital Network and is not currently connected with My Health Record.