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.
You can find My Health Record information specific to your usual place of work below:
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.
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.
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.
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.