There are several controls that healthcare consumers may use to manage the privacy of their My Health Record.
Access to the record or documents can be changed to restrict access to information they consider sensitive.
Information and instructions for consumers
The following links will take you to healthcare consumer information on:
- How to control access to my record – setting codes that can be given to those healthcare providers that the consumer wants to access their record or specific documents
- How to allow others to view my record – giving nominated representatives such as carer access, or understanding the role of an authorised representative such as for children or other dependants’ records
- How to see who has accessed my record – ways to view Record Access History and/or set up automatic notifications when a new healthcare provider accesses a person’s My Health Record
- Learning more about My Health Record system security – details of the safeguards in place to protect health and personal information stored in the system.
Simple security and privacy tips
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