This section contains information for pharmacists looking to register for My Health Record and learn more about the system.
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This fact sheet introduces My Health Record, outlines its benefits and the registration process.
Soon your pharmacist will have the software to connect to and be able to upload a document called the Pharmacist Shared Medicines List (PSML) to your My Health Record.
The Pharmacist Shared Medicines List is a list of medicines that may include those prescribed by your doctor, non-prescription medicines including over-the-counter or complementary medicines (such as vitamins or herbal medicines) you may take. This list will include details on how and when you take your medicines at the time the list was created.
If your pharmacist has uploaded a Pharmacist Shared Medicines List, you can find it in the ‘Documents’ section in your My Health Record.
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Pharmaceutical Society of Australia My Health Record guidelines
The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA), with support from the Australian Digital Health Agency, have created guidelines to support pharmacists to make the most of My Health Record.
There are two ways through which authorised healthcare providers can access an individual’s record in the My Health Record system.
1. Conformant software
Accessing the My Health Record system through conformant dispensing software enables healthcare providers to view and download information from an individual's My Health Record.
2. National Provider Portal
If a healthcare provider does not have access to conformant software, they can view an individual’s My Health Record through the National Provider Portal at: https://portal.ehealth.gov.au. The healthcare provider will be able to view and download information from the individual’s My Health Record, but will not be able to upload any clinical information.
Establish roles, responsibilities and policies
Prior to registering your organisation you will first need to establish your team members’ roles and responsibilities as they relate to interacting with the Healthcare Identifiers Service and the My Health Record system.
While your registration is being processed, this is an opportune time to:
- establish policies and procedures to underpin your team’s use of My Health Record, and
- train yourself and/or your team in how to use My Health Record
Contact your local PHN for assistance with the above if required.
Learn how to:
- View a My Health Record, including:
- Improve data quality and safety
- Upload clinical information
- Access training and resources
Learn more about/how to:
- Report a clinical incident
- Manage a data breach
- Data breach notification - steps to follow
- Security practices and policies checklist
- Recognise your privacy and security obligations
- Understand when you can view and upload information
- My Health Record participation obligations
- My Health Record system security
My Health Record online training
This online training introduces My Health Record and outlines its benefits, features and functionalities. It covers topics such as:
- the benefits of My Health Record for pharmacists and patients,
- the types of information that may be found in My Health Record,
- the uses of My Health Record in pharmacy, and
- the privacy and security mechanisms which underpin My Health Record.
Each module has been accredited for 0.5 hour of Group 1 CPD (or 0.5 CPD credit) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan which can be converted to 0.5 hour of Group 2 CPD (or 1 CPD credit) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities.
Dispense software 'how to' guides and instructional videos
There is a range of 'how to' guides and instructional videos showing how to view a patient's My Health Record and uploading clinical information to it.
Pharmaceutical Society of Australia’s Digital Health Resource Hub
The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, in partnership with the Agency, has prepared a range of guidelines, practice support materials and education.
Education and training request form
The Agency can help with organising face-to-face education and training for your pharmacy.
A range of brochures are available to support you in introducing My Health Record to your patients.
Consumer Portal guides
A range of step-by-step guides are available to support patients in interacting with their My Health Record, including uploading a personal health summary, setting privacy controls and a range of other functions.
See the Contact us page for guidance on who to call for help and support.