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This toolkit has been developed to ensure healthcare providers are equipped to assist their patients with clear and specific information to make an informed decision about the benefits of using My Health Record.

It explains the benefits of the system, and how to manage patient information securely, sensitively and privately, and provides guidance on:

  • A provider’s obligations regarding privacy, security and consent when using the My Health Record system.
  • How clinicians can register to the My Health Record system, including the registration process for providers, clinicians and responsible officers.
  • Talking to patients about the benefits of the system and risks associated with not uploading information.
  • How individuals can view, amend and upload information to their My Health Record and add privacy settings to further secure their information. 

Further information and resources 

About the Mental Health Working Group

This toolkit was designed in collaboration with the Mental Health Working Group, established by the Agency, to provide ongoing advice on how digital health initiatives can be tailored to improve mental health outcomes.

Members of the Mental Health Working Group include the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, Australian Psychological Society, Queensland Health, Allied Health Professionals Australia, Australian College of Mental Health Nurses, Occupational Therapy Australia, Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine, Dieticians Association of Australia, Mental Health Australia, National LGBTI Health Alliance, Headspace, National Mental Health Consumer and Carer Forum, Colours of Grey Matters and the Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Council of Australia.