Keep information, like specialist referrals, test results, and medicines in one secure place. My Health Record helps you to share information between healthcare providers and remember the details of your medical history.
How you can use My Health Record
If you are living with a chronic condition, 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.
- Manage and view information in your record – See previous tests, prescribed medicines, and add any personal health notes.
- Use privacy settings to control access to your record – Decide which healthcare providers can see your health details. Add a code to your whole record, or to specific documents.
- Set notifications and see who has accessed your record – See 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.
- Get help to manage your record – Invite a family member, close friend or carer to help you manage your record as a nominated representative.
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.
Lorraine & Ray's My Health Record story
Lorraine and Ray are each managing ongoing health conditions while travelling around Australia. In the past they would print records of Lorraine's penicillin allergy and Ray's diabetes care in case they needed to access the information away from home.
Kelly has complex health needs, managing her bipolar disorder with Multiple Sclerosis. Before My Health Record, Kelly had to maintain a binder full of paper records, to take with her to different doctors and specialists. Now she’s able to direct doctors to her online medical history. Recently, Kelly changed one of her medications on the advice of a specialist who did not inform her local GP. Instead of having to remember the name of the new medication, Kelly was able to direct her GP to her My Health Record, where the new prescription was easily found and checked against her other medications.
“I’m a carer, so if anything was to happen to Damien, previously he would’ve had to wait until I arrived at the hospital because he can’t see or sign documents. Now, I anything happens when we’re not together once he gets to the hospital they can start straight away."
Melissa Williams, mother and carer to Damian