My Health Record can help you to manage your health information between your healthcare providers in one secure location. Even when you travel, your doctor will be able to see details about your medical history and treatment.
How you can use My Health Record
If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you can use My Health Record to:
- Keep track of your health information online – Log in to My Health Record securely through myGov to see and manage your health information.
- Use privacy settings to control access to your record– Decide which healthcare providers can see your health details.
- Manage and view information in your record – See previous tests, prescribed medicines, and add any personal health notes. When you see a different nurse or doctor, they can also see these details.
- Set notifications and see who has accessed your record – Review which healthcare organisations have accessed your record at any time. You can set notifications, so you get an SMS or email each time a new healthcare provider accesses a record.
- Add or update your personal details – You can choose to identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.
Add information to My Health Record
Your new My Health Record might not have much information in it when you first log in. Your doctor, pharmacist or other healthcare provider can start to add information to create a picture of your health over time.
Ask your healthcare provider to add new information to your My Health Record at your next visit.
Jim and Cindy live in Far North Queensland and love travelling across Australia to see friends and family. But they also need to ensure Cindy’s Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus can be managed on the road. Recently, on a trip interstate, Cindy realised she had left behind her prescription, which she uses to control her blood sugar levels. Despite being far away from her GP, Cindy was able to visit a different doctor and bring up her medical history using My Health Record. My Health Record makes it easier for Cindy to take her medical history with her and ensure no matter where she is, her health is taken care of.
Esther's My Health Record story
Aboriginal woman Esther Montgomery is living with chronic health conditions including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and stage 2 renal disease.
“It’s difficult to get a GP in rural and remote areas so we have to staff our clinic with locums. They come for two or three weeks at a time and then go away. With My Health Record, people won’t have to tell the same story to every locum they come across.”
Barbara Flick (Ungi), Former CEO, Bourke Aboriginal Health Centre